9.6. Handling Object Arrays
Chapter 2 covered XML serialization and showed you examples of serializing custom objects and arrays to XML. In this section, we'll take it one step further and build a Web method that returns an array of objects. Then we'll build a client that calls this method and binds a data grid to the returned array.
Listing 9.21 shows a Customer class that has two properties: CompanyName and CustomerID.
Listing 9.21. An example Customer class (VBWSBook\Chapter9\Customer.vb)
<XmlType([Namespace]:= _ "http://www.LearnXmlWS.com/customerorders/")> _ Public Class Customer Private mCompanyName As String Private mCustomerID As String <XmlAttributeAttribute()> _ Public Property CompanyName() As String Get Return mCompanyName End Get ...