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WP7 tombstoning with serialization

Oct 3, 2011 at 9:01 AM


I am developing a WP7 application, and reached the tombstoning stage…

There are a lot of different solutions for that, but I understand that now, with MVVM light ver. 4, the best solution is to use serialization. I cannot found any example of this method.

I don’t understand how the sterilization occur on Application_Deactivated

And Application_Activated.



Oct 8, 2011 at 10:24 PM

Hi all,

 I've the same issue than idosmail. I am migrating to V4 to solve the issue of serialization, but it still not work.


{System.Runtime.Serialization.InvalidDataContractException: Type 'Expense2.ViewModel.vmBase' cannot inherit from a type that is not marked with DataContractAttribute or SerializableAttribute. Consider marking the base type 'GalaSoft.MvvmLight.ViewModelBase' with DataContractAttribute or SerializableAttribute, or removing them from the derived type.


Any idea to solve this topic?