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Geometric Value not valid for enum error durring serialization

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I have a class that has a property that represents a Geometric Enumeration value See the code example
and when serializing the error states that 7 is not a valid value for myEnum

Is there a way to set the member to be evaluated as an integer while leaving it strong typed. or to prevent the serialization from validating it.

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Corey2
Public Enum myEnum
   item1 = 1
   item2 = 2
   item3 = 4
   item4 = 8
end enum
 
Private _val as myEnum  = 7 '(which equates to item1 + item2 + item3)
Property Val () as myEnum
    get
       return _val
   end get
    set (byval Value as myEnum)
        _val = value
    end set
end property

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HooKooDooKu earned 500 total points
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One option would be to add as legal values the various combinations you want to allow.  The enum would look something like the code snippet below.

The only other option I can thing of is to define a secondary enum that basicaly redefines the primary enum with the various combinations allowed.  When you want strong typed, use the primary enum, when you want weak typed, use the secondary enum, when you don't care about the type, drop down to integer.
Public Enum myEnum
   item1 = 1
   item2 = 2
   item3 = 4
   item4 = 8
 
   item123 = item1 + item2 + item3
   item34 = item3 + item4
   'etc
end enum

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by:Corey2
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HooKooDooKu,

I ended up adding another Property that was typed as integer and it simply gets and sets the Strong Typed property and set the Strong typed property to be ignored by XML serialization, but your solution was feasible so I am giving you the points.

Thanks for your suggestions.

Corey2
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by:Corey2
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This is what I used
Public Enum myEnum
   item1 = 1
   item2 = 2
   item3 = 4
   item4 = 8
end enum
 
Private _val as myEnum  = 7 
<XMLIgnore(), SOAPIgnore()> _
Property Val () as myEnum
    get
       return _val
   end get
    set (byval Value as myEnum)
        _val = value
    end set
end property
 
Property Val2 () as Integer
    get
       return Val
   end get
    set (byval Value as myEnum)
        val = value
    end set
end property

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