MVC4 c# passing XDocument

Posted on 2014-03-16
Last Modified: 2014-03-16

I created a XDocument element which shows exactly the XML that I need if I call the ToString() method.

Now I need to create a WEB API controller method to enable myself to call the controller and get exactly the XML of the XDocument.

I get an
"The 'ObjectContent`1' type failed to serialize the response body for content type 'application/xml; charset=utf-8'."

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error if I try something like this:

        // GET api/values
        public XDocument Get()
            XDocument doc = new XDocument();
            doc.Add(new XElement("list"));

            <filling the XDocument>

            return doc;

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How can I get this to work?
Question by:HugoHiasl
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by:Fernando Soto
ID: 39932564
Is not this code returning what you need?
// GET api/values
public XDocument Get()

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Author Comment

ID: 39932583
No. I get the described error message.
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Fernando Soto earned 500 total points
ID: 39932644
Please have a look at the solution [here] basically the same type of question.
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Author Closing Comment

ID: 39932713
That brought me to the right solution...

I now send the Root-XElement instead of the XDocument. That works...

Thanks a lot :-)
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by:Fernando Soto
ID: 39932721
Not a problem, glad to help.

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