WCF / ASMX :: Returning Web Methods As Different Formats Based On Querystring?

Mar 23, 2010

I have some WCF services that I want to return in different formats based on a querystring param. For example, [URL], [URL], [URL], etc... This would make it so that many different types of clients could consume the services whichever way was easiest for them, such as binary for a .NET client and json for an ajax or Flex client.

What I'm thinking is that I can have the WCF web methods return their .NET business objects and not worry about the output mode and then have a behavior that hooks in after returning from the web method which checks the querystring for this param and either:

1. Continues returning the business objects if the mode is dotnet.

2. Converts the business objects to xml if the mode is xml and returns a string of xml.

3. Converts the business objects to json if the mode is json and returns a string of json.

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