InvalidDataContractException InvalidDataContractException InvalidDataContractException InvalidDataContractException Class

Definition

The exception that is thrown when the DataContractSerializer or NetDataContractSerializer encounters an invalid data contract during serialization and deserialization.

public ref class InvalidDataContractException : Exception
[System.Serializable]
public class InvalidDataContractException : Exception
type InvalidDataContractException = class
    inherit Exception
Public Class InvalidDataContractException
Inherits Exception
Inheritance
InvalidDataContractExceptionInvalidDataContractExceptionInvalidDataContractExceptionInvalidDataContractException
Attributes

Examples

The following example shows a service contract, ICalculator, that includes two methods, Add and MoreData. The MoreData method returns an instance of the ExtraData class, which is also declared in the code. When the implemented interface Calculator runs, an InvalidDataContractException will be thrown because the ExtraData class does not have the DataContractAttribute applied to it.

public  class Test
{
    static void Main()
    {
        try
        {
            Test t = new Test();
            t.Run();
        }
             
        // Catch the InvalidDataContractException here.
        catch(InvalidDataContractException iExc)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("You have an invalid data contract: ");
            Console.WriteLine(iExc.Message);
            Console.ReadLine();
            
        }
          catch (Exception exc)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(exc.Message);
            Console.WriteLine(exc.ToString() );
            Console.ReadLine();
        }
    }

    private void Run()
    {
        // Create a new WSHttpBinding and set the security mode to Message;
        WSHttpBinding b = new WSHttpBinding(SecurityMode.Message);

        // Create a ServiceHost instance, and add a metadata endpoint.
        Uri baseUri= new Uri("http://localhost:1008/");            
        ServiceHost sh = new ServiceHost(typeof(Calculator), baseUri);

        // Optional. Add a metadata endpoint. The method is defined below.
        AddMetadataEndpoint(ref sh);

        // Add an endpoint using the binding, and open the service.
        sh.AddServiceEndpoint(typeof(ICalculator), b, "myCalculator");
        sh.Open();
        
        Console.WriteLine("Listening...");
        Console.ReadLine();

    }

    private void AddMetadataEndpoint(ref ServiceHost sh)
    {
        Uri mex = new Uri(@"http://localhost:1001/metadata/");
        ServiceMetadataBehavior sm = new ServiceMetadataBehavior();
        sm.HttpGetEnabled = true;
        sm.HttpGetUrl = mex;
        sh.Description.Behaviors.Add(sm);
    }
    
}

// This class will cause an InvalidDataContractException to be thrown because
// neither the DataContractAttribute nor DataMemberAttribute has been applied to it.
public class ExtraData
{
    public System.Collections.Generic.List<string> RandomData;
}

[ServiceContract(ProtectionLevel=System.Net.Security.ProtectionLevel.EncryptAndSign) ]
interface ICalculator
{
    [OperationContract]
    double Add(double a, double b);

    [OperationContract]
    ExtraData MoreData();
}

public class Calculator : ICalculator
{ 
    public double Add(double a, double b)
    {
        return a + b;
    }

    public ExtraData MoreData()
    {
        ExtraData ex = new ExtraData();
        ex.RandomData.Add("Hello");
        ex.RandomData.Add( "World" );
        return ex;
    }
}
Public Class Test
    
    Shared Sub Main() 
        Try
            Dim t As New Test()
            t.Run()
        
        ' Catch the InvalidDataContractException here.
        Catch iExc As InvalidDataContractException
            Console.WriteLine("You have an invalid data contract: ")
            Console.WriteLine(iExc.Message)
            Console.ReadLine()
        
        Catch exc As Exception
            Console.WriteLine(exc.Message)
            Console.WriteLine(exc.ToString())
            Console.ReadLine()
        End Try
    
    End Sub 
    
    Private Sub Run() 
        ' Create a new WSHttpBinding and set the security mode to Message;
        Dim b As New WSHttpBinding(SecurityMode.Message)
        
        ' Create a ServiceHost instance, and add a metadata endpoint.
        Dim baseUri As New Uri("http://localhost:1008/")
        Dim sh As New ServiceHost(GetType(Calculator), baseUri)
        
        ' Optional. Add a metadata endpoint. The method is defined below.
        AddMetadataEndpoint(sh)
        
        ' Add an endpoint using the binding, and open the service.
        sh.AddServiceEndpoint(GetType(ICalculator), b, "myCalculator")
        sh.Open()
        
        Console.WriteLine("Listening...")
        Console.ReadLine()
    
    End Sub 
    
    Private Sub AddMetadataEndpoint(ByRef sh As ServiceHost) 
        Dim mex As New Uri("http://localhost:1001/metadata/")
        Dim sm As New ServiceMetadataBehavior()
        sm.HttpGetEnabled = True
        sm.HttpGetUrl = mex
        sh.Description.Behaviors.Add(sm)
    
    End Sub 
End Class 

' This class will cause an InvalidDataContractException to be thrown because
' neither the DataContractAttribute nor DataMemberAttribute has been applied to it.

Public Class ExtraData
    Public RandomData As System.Collections.Generic.List(Of String)
End Class 

<ServiceContract(ProtectionLevel := System.Net.Security.ProtectionLevel.EncryptAndSign)>  _
Interface ICalculator
    <OperationContract()>  _
    Function Add(ByVal a As Double, ByVal b As Double) As Double 
    
    <OperationContract()>  _
    Function MoreData() As ExtraData 
End Interface 

Public Class Calculator
    Implements ICalculator
    
    Public Function Add(ByVal a As Double, ByVal b As Double) As Double _
    Implements ICalculator.Add
        Return a + b
    End Function 
        
    Public Function MoreData() As ExtraData Implements ICalculator.MoreData
        Dim ex As New ExtraData()
        ex.RandomData.Add("Hello")
        ex.RandomData.Add("World")
        Return ex
    End Function 
End Class 

Remarks

An instance of this type will be thrown if the DataContractSerializer or NetDataContractSerializer detects that the type of the instance being serialized or deserialized is invalid. An instance of this type will also be thrown if an invalid type is passed to the schema import or export engine.

Constructors

InvalidDataContractException() InvalidDataContractException() InvalidDataContractException() InvalidDataContractException()

Initializes a new instance of the InvalidDataContractException class.

InvalidDataContractException(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext) InvalidDataContractException(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext) InvalidDataContractException(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext) InvalidDataContractException(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext)

Initializes a new instance of the InvalidDataContractException class with the specified SerializationInfo and StreamingContext.

InvalidDataContractException(String) InvalidDataContractException(String) InvalidDataContractException(String) InvalidDataContractException(String)

Initializes a new instance of the InvalidDataContractException class with the specified error message.

InvalidDataContractException(String, Exception) InvalidDataContractException(String, Exception) InvalidDataContractException(String, Exception) InvalidDataContractException(String, Exception)

Initializes a new instance of the InvalidDataContractException class with the specified error message and inner exception.

Properties

Data Data Data Data

Gets a collection of key/value pairs that provide additional user-defined information about the exception.

(Inherited from Exception)
HelpLink HelpLink HelpLink HelpLink

Gets or sets a link to the help file associated with this exception.

(Inherited from Exception)
HResult HResult HResult HResult

Gets or sets HRESULT, a coded numerical value that is assigned to a specific exception.

(Inherited from Exception)
InnerException InnerException InnerException InnerException

Gets the Exception instance that caused the current exception.

(Inherited from Exception)
Message Message Message Message

Gets a message that describes the current exception.

(Inherited from Exception)
Source Source Source Source

Gets or sets the name of the application or the object that causes the error.

(Inherited from Exception)
StackTrace StackTrace StackTrace StackTrace

Gets a string representation of the immediate frames on the call stack.

(Inherited from Exception)
TargetSite TargetSite TargetSite TargetSite

Gets the method that throws the current exception.

(Inherited from Exception)

Methods

Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.

(Inherited from Object)
GetBaseException() GetBaseException() GetBaseException() GetBaseException()

When overridden in a derived class, returns the Exception that is the root cause of one or more subsequent exceptions.

(Inherited from Exception)
GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function.

(Inherited from Object)
GetObjectData(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext) GetObjectData(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext) GetObjectData(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext) GetObjectData(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext)

When overridden in a derived class, sets the SerializationInfo with information about the exception.

(Inherited from Exception)
GetType() GetType() GetType() GetType()

Gets the runtime type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Exception)
MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
ToString() ToString() ToString() ToString()

Creates and returns a string representation of the current exception.

(Inherited from Exception)

Events

SerializeObjectState SerializeObjectState SerializeObjectState SerializeObjectState

Occurs when an exception is serialized to create an exception state object that contains serialized data about the exception.

(Inherited from Exception)

Applies to

See also