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How to specify default values in WCF web services

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I am trying to specify a logical default value for a [DataMember] in a WCF
Web Service using basicHttpBinding.

I realize that the language defaults are:

int - 0
string - null
bool - false
enum - ?

I tried using OnDeserializing and OnDeserialized events, but when the client
doesn't explicitely set the value for an int member, for instance, I keep
getting 0. For a bool memeber I get a 'false', and for an enum member it
picks some default, but I don't know how it picks it. The only default that
I can logically work with is the null for reference types, including

The XSD allows you to specify "default=" attribute for a member, but in WCF
I don't have control over wsdl/schema generation. So I thought there would
be a way to specify a logical default value for a DataMember through an
Attribute settings of some sort, but I can't find one.

Please help!!!

thanks, Dave
Jul 7 '08 #1
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