jQuery with WCF RRS feed

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  • Hi all I am using jQuery to call a WCF service and on the client i am using Data Transfer Objects. Somehow my json is formed correct and when the call reaches my service the passed object is null, i know there is some silly mistake can you help me out with that. According to a Rick Starlah post i have configured my service and removed everything from the web.config and i am using in my service. I removed every other thing from the web.config as i am using System.ServiceModel.Activation.WebScriptServiceHostFactory. My web.config looks like this
    My service looks like this
    using System.ServiceModel;
    using System.ServiceModel.Activation;
    using CrimeReporter.Business;
        [ServiceContract(Namespace = "GeneralService")]
        [AspNetCompatibilityRequirements(RequirementsMode = AspNetCompatibilityRequirementsMode.Required)]
    #if DEBUG
        [ServiceBehavior(IncludeExceptionDetailInFaults = true)]
        public class GeneralService
            public void SaveCrime(Crime crime)
                using (var crimeReporterDataContext = new CrimeReporterDataContext())
    The function which i use to call the jquery $ajax looks like this
    function ClientProxyDateFormatted(methodName, dto, successFunction, errorFunction) {
            type: "POST",
            url: "GeneralService.svc/" + methodName,
            contentType: "application/json; charset=utf-8",
            dataType: "json",
            processData: false,
            success: function(msgg) {
                var msg = JSON.parse(msgg, function(key, value) {
                    var a;
                    if (value != null) {
                        if (value.toString().indexOf('Date') >= 0) {
                            a = /^\/Date\((-?[0-9]+)\)\/$/.exec(value);
                            if (a) {
                                var dt = new Date(parseInt(a[1], 10));
                                return (dt.getMonth() + 1) + "/" + dt.getDate() + "/" + dt.getFullYear();
                        return value;
            error: function(xhr, status, error) {
                errorFunction(xhr, status, error);
        return false;
    On the default page i am using jQuery to pass DTO to my service like this.
    <pre lang="C#">
    <script type="text/javascript">
    $(document).ready(function() {
    $('#btnSubmit').click(function() {
    var date = new Date();
    var currentDate = date.getDate() + date.getMonth() + date.getFullYear();
    var Crime = {};
    Crime.CrimeName = $('#ddlCrimeName').val();
    Crime.CrimePlace = $('#tbCrimePlace').val();
    Crime.CityId = $('#ddlCrimeCity').val();
    Crime.StateId = $('#ddlCrimeState').val();
    Crime.DOC = currentDate;
    Crime.TimeFrom = $('#tbCrimeTimeFrom').val();
    Crime.TimeTo = $('#tbCrimeTimeTo').val();
    var DTO = { 'Crime': Crime };
    ClientProxyDateFormatted("SaveCrime", DTO, function(msg) { CrimeSaveSuccess(msg); },
    function(xhr, status, error) { ErrorSavingCrime(xhr, status, error); });

    function CrimeSaveSuccess(msg) {
    alert("Inside Success");
    function ErrorSavingCrime(xhr, status, error) {
    alert("Inside Failure");
    Now in my service when i get crime variable it is always null, can you please suggest me some solution and tell me why is that happening.
    Aashish Gutpa http://smallworkarounds.blogspot.com
    Sunday, September 6, 2009 12:07 AM


  • Thanks all for your time.
    The problem got solved the mistake which was there is of passing types i was not converting string into integer but my object expects an integer value in state and city and also the way to generate date is not correct so it was giving errors once i corrected those things the service works fine with this approach.

    Aashish Gutpa http://smallworkarounds.blogspot.com
    Sunday, September 6, 2009 6:19 AM