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large Byte[] storage


Knowing my ability to miss the obvious, I thought I would ask before doing a wrapper to span and compress a large byte array. When I tried this:
   public Byte[] Binary { get; set; }
it put something into SimpleDB that looked gzipped as expected (I looked using SimpleDB ScratchPad), but it was fatally unhappy when it came time to read it back in. Is this a situation where I should convert the byte array to Base64 and store it in a spanned string? Thanks!
Closed Nov 2, 2011 at 2:11 PM by ashleytate
A custom formatter is required for serializing arrays. The Simol.Formatters.ByteArrayFormatter is a custom formatter provided for use with byte arrays.See this page for a usage example:


tim124 wrote Nov 2, 2011 at 10:35 AM

It would be a better idea to make your wrapper save the byte[] data to Amazons S3 storage. Save a ID string in place of your Binary property and then save the data to S3 using the ID as the key.

wrote Nov 2, 2011 at 2:11 PM

bdm wrote Nov 2, 2011 at 4:43 PM

I actually read that and tried that first, and I should have mentioned it. It (still) gives me "The type or namespace ByteArrayFormatter could not be found..." even though I'm "using" Simol and everything else works fine. Any clues? Thanks!
    public Byte[] Binary { get; set; }

ashleytate wrote Nov 2, 2011 at 5:22 PM

@bdm: Please make sure you're using the latest release and also "using" Simol.Formatters" since the formatter class is not in the root namespace.

bdm wrote Nov 2, 2011 at 6:30 PM

Ah! I didn't know about that namespace, but I'm sure it's somewhere in the documentation. Thanks!

wrote Feb 13, 2013 at 11:44 PM

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