Serialization and Deserialization


As content serialization and deserialization is required by various application frameworks (such as webservices, controllers, or functional handlers), there is a modular approach that can be used where needed.

Serialization is provided by a SerializationRegistry that can be passed into the application framework builder. By default, handlers may consume and produce JSON and XML entities. To customize this behavior, add a custom ISerializationFormat implementation to the serialization registry.

The following example shows how to add Protocol Buffers support to a webservice resource:

var registry = Serialization.Default()
                                .Add(new FlexibleContentType("application/protobuf"), new ProtobufFormat());
    var resource = ServiceResource.From<BookResource>()
    var service = Layout.Create().Add("books", resource);