GuidSerializer changes

Some small changes have been made to the GuidSerializer to allow the GuidRepresentation it uses to be configurable at the serializer level.

GuidRepresentation constructor argument and property

A new constructor has been added that allows you to configure the desired GuidRepresentation when instantiating an instance of the GuidSerializer. Calling the constructor that takes a GuidRepresentation property implies a BsonType representation of Binary.

For example:

var guidSerializer = new GuidSerializer(GuidRepresentation.Standard);

If you want to use the Standard GuidRepresentation globally you can register a properly configured GuidSerializer early in your code:

BsonSerializer.RegisterSerializer(new GuidSerializer(GuidRepresentation.Standard));

BsonGuidRepresentation attribute

In V3 GuidRepresentationMode you must explicitly specify the GuidRepresentation you want used for every Guid property. If you are relying on the driver’s auto mapping to map C# classes to document schemas you may use the new BsonGuidRepresentation attribute to specify the desired representation.

For example:

public class C
    public int Id { get; set; }

    public Guid G { get; set; }

If most of your Guids use the same representation and only a few use a different representation, you could alternatively register a global GuidSerializer (as shown above) for the most commonly used representation, and only use the BsonGuidRepresentation attribute to mark the ones that use a different representation.