Extending Encoders and Serializers

The topics in this section describe how to extend the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) serialization system.

In This Section

Data Contract Surrogates
Describes how serialization, deserialization, schema export, and schema import can be customized using a data contract surrogate class.

Custom Message Formatters
Describes custom message formatters, which can be used to control the serialization and deserialization of a WCF message into CLR types.