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[ Don't serealize a especific data member , but DESEREALIZE, any chance? ]

Im using DataContractJsonSerializer to serealize this class:

public class User

    public string id { get; set; }
    public string name { get; set; }
    public string password { get; set; }
    public string email { get; set; }
    public bool is_broker { get; set; }
    public string branch_id { get; set; }
    public string created_at { get; set; }
    public string updated_at { get; set; }
    public UserGroup UserGroup {get;set;}
    public UserAddress UserAddress { get; set; }
    public List<UserContact> UserContact {get; set;}

    public User()
        UserGroup = new UserGroup();
        UserAddress = new UserAddress();
        UserContact = new List<UserContact>();

The question is when i serealize to json , the property UserGroup is serealized, but i dont need this, i like to serealize to json whitout UserGroup property.

Obs: When Deserealize it´s all fine to have UserGroup, i need that!!

Any Trick ?????? Thanks!!!

Answer 1

You can decorate them like the following simple example

public class Customer
    public Age Age { get; set; }

    public string Name { get; set; }

However with this approach the Age will not set when deserializing (it will be null). So if you need it when you deserialize I would recommend not putting attributes on your class.