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junyan2000's avatar
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4 years ago

How NOT to use Dictionary in generated C# class

When I choose csharp-dotnet2 to generate C# classes on,
Dictionary is used as type in the resulting class (see example below). Is there a way to not use Dictionary?

I need C# classes that can be serialized as XML, and Dictionary simply breaks it.

Here is the use case: I will use XSLT to construct an XML document, then deserialize it
into a Swagger object. then I will invoke api (using json).

"attributes": {
"type": "object",
"additionalProperties": {
"type": "object",
"additionalProperties": false
"description": "Any attributes associated with the item.",
"nullable": true

[DataMember(Name="attributes", EmitDefaultValue=false)]
[JsonProperty(PropertyName = "attributes")]
public Dictionary<string, Object> Attributes { get; set; }

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  • junyan2000's avatar
    New Contributor

    Also, enum appears to be broken. The generated class has no data member for an enum as below:


    "Product.Api.Models.Enums.ProductStatus": {
    "enum": [
    "type": "string"