how do i make a datafield in a class that is returned back from a wcf service a attribute in one of the nodes?

how do i make a datafield in a class that is returned back from a wcf service a attribute in one of the nodes?
cbruneAsked:
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DarrenSenior Software EngineerCommented:
Hi,

Can you give a little mor info on what you want?

[DataContract]
class ...
[DataMember]
public string blah...

What exactly do you want to send back?

The only thing I can think of until you give more info is to have a look at the XmlSerializerFormatAttribute

Cheers,

Darren
cbruneAuthor Commented:
so I want to send a datamember as a attribute in the xml.
Aaron JabamaniTechnical ArchitectCommented:
You can't do this with the DataContractSerializer; if you want attributes you need to use the XmlSerializer instead. With the DataContractSerializer class a more restrictive subset of the XML specification is permitted which improves performance, and improves the interoperability of published services, but gives you rather less control over the XML format.

Hope below link helps you.
http://www.danrigsby.com/blog/index.php/2008/03/07/xmlserializer-vs-datacontractserializer-serialization-in-wcf/

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