[Mono-devel-list] LosFormatter needs to save array type

Gonzalo Paniagua Javier gonzalo at ximian.com
Fri Nov 28 14:01:22 EST 2003

El vie, 28-11-2003 a las 19:17, Matthew Mastracci escribió:
> I've noticed a difference in LosFormatter behaviour between MS.NET and 
> Mono.  In MS.NET, the array types serialized by the LosFormatter retain 
> their array typing, while the Mono ones lose it.  This tends to break 
> controls that assume certain strongly-typed arrays will be returned in 
> the ViewState (mostly 3rd-party controls).
> I have a patch that I'm playing with here, but it's not fully tested. 
> All I'm doing is serializing the type of the array as the first element, 
> while is then restored while building the array and passed to 
> ArrayList.ToArray() to ensure that we get the array of the correct type.
> I can send the patch when I'm confident I haven't broken anything.  :)

Ben Maurer has reworked and heavily improved LosFormatter and that is
already fixed. He will commit soon after mono 0.29 is released so that
we have a full release cycle to test further.


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