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Empty DataSet in Client

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Folks - i have a WebMethod that returns a List<> of "Person" objects. I
implement IXmlSerializable to write the xml for the object.
I don't touch SOAP or web services within any of my objects.

My client doesn't have a typed proxy so it just gets back an array[] of
plain datasets apparently.

When i check these datasets they are completely empty. I can get this
working when testing the asmx through the browser using and i can also get
the result when i use a WebRequest and just use POST.

Any ideas what i am missing? Am i screwing something up because i serialize
the objects myself? I would expect that the SOAP serialization wouldn't care
how i serialize the objects myself, but i just wonder whether because the
result is a series of Xml fragments whether something is breaking.

The SOAP response looks as follows (according to the browser auto-generated
asmx test interface) :

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<soap12:Envelope xmlns:xsi=""
<GetMessagesResponse xmlns="">
Mar 21 '06 #1
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List<type> will just return an array of type... that's normal.

What web service version are you using? .net 1.x, .net 2.0? with
wse1,2,3? wcf?

Mar 22 '06 #2

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