Bug 2262 - DataContractSerializer fails to deserialize custom DataContract with string and Dictionary<string,string>
Summary: DataContractSerializer fails to deserialize custom DataContract with string a...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Class Libraries
Classification: Mono
Component: WCF assemblies ()
Version: 2.10.x
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: Untriaged
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-11-30 02:39 UTC by ju cheng
Modified: 2011-11-30 22:02 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description ju cheng 2011-11-30 02:39:44 UTC
//The following code works fine on .NET 4.0, but crashes on mono

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Runtime.Serialization;
using System.IO;

namespace InitInCtor
    public class Data
        public string Zero { get; set; }

        public Dictionary<string, string> Item { get; set; }

        public Data()
            Item = new Dictionary<string, string>();

    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
            var ser = new DataContractSerializer(typeof(Data));
            using (var mem = new MemoryStream())
                ser.WriteObject(mem, new Data());
                mem.Seek(0, SeekOrigin.Begin);
Comment 1 ju cheng 2011-11-30 22:02:26 UTC
If I modify the code in either way describe as following, the code will work: 
1. Give Item a larger Order and make sure it's serialized after Zero
2. Remove dictionary initialization code in constructor.
But these two ways break compatibility.