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Default Return Collection object from a Web Method

I would like to return a custom collection object from a web method.
I created my custom collection by inheriting CollectionBase and implementing strongly typed

Item, Add, Remove, Count, etc methods/properties. But when the result is serialized to XML

the collection is converted to a generic Array, which is not what I want.

Does anyone know how to return an actual custom collection from a Web Method?
Could you provide some sample code?

PS: I would prefer not to use a DataSet for this.
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You can very well use a class collection to be returned from the Web Method. All you need to do is to define a similar class at the Web Service Consumer application. Then you assign the returned class collection from the webservice to the Consumer Side instance of a similar class.

Best of Luck...
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Thank you for your suggestion firdausnasar,

But I would have tried that also, but still its returning as generic array.

Any other suggestion

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