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For the life of me I can not find a way to remove the automatically generated portion of my Get method.
given following code
[WebGet(UriTemplate = "{id}", BodyStyle=WebMessageBodyStyle.Bare, ResponseFormat=WebMessageFormat.Xml)]
public string Get(string id) {
return "blah";
}

I get following response.
<string xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/2003/10/Serialization/">blah</string>

How can I get just "blah".
Many Thanks.
Posted 29-Mar-11 13:54pm
cechode2.6K
Edited 29-Mar-11 14:27pm
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HimanshuJoshi 29-Mar-11 19:28pm
   
Edited to improve readability.
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Solution 1

I think this will work, note the Stream as return argument.
[WebGet(UriTemplate = "{id}", BodyStyle = WebMessageBodyStyle.Bare)]
public Stream Get(string id)
{
  OutgoingWebResponseContext context = WebOperationContext.Current.OutgoingResponse;
  context.ContentType = "text/plain";
  return new System.IO.MemoryStream(ASCIIEncoding.Default.GetBytes("blah"));
}
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cechode 1-Apr-11 19:52pm
   
Awsome! many thanks. works like a charm
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Solution 2

Instead of changing the method signature, I would do this:

HttpWebResponse restResponse = (HttpWebResponse)restRequest.GetResponse();
string value = null;
 
using (var st = restResponse.GetResponseStream())
{
    StreamReader sr = new StreamReader(st);
    value = sr.ReadToEnd();
}
 
XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
doc.LoadXml(value);
value = doc.InnerText;
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