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
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>() .Formats(registry); var service = Layout.Create().Add("books", resource);