Unit testing WCF data contract serialization.

WCF service define “data contracts” for their interfaces.  These contracts are often defined in an XML schema document and used to generated WCF data contract code.  This process effectively creates a .NET type that will serialize to a chunk of XML text. Depending on the operation of the WCF service, its code may be responsible for creating some of these objects.  A return value from an operation, for example.  While the framework handles XML serialization of these object behind the scenes.  But, if your have complex types and you end up not setting all the properties correctly in your object … Continue reading Unit testing WCF data contract serialization.