Serializing

The prime requirement for an object to be serialized is that it should
be derived from CObject class. But 'CString' class is not derived
from CObject. How it's still possible the CString objects ?
Adv. thanks!
rsrajAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

motigustCommented:
This is requiered only if you want to implement a "Shellow" serialization, which means writing the data of the object "as is" to the disk. the CObject implements such functionality if you uses the "DECLARE_SERIAL" and "IMPLEMENT_SERIAL" macros.

This functionality may be not usefull if your data holds pointers, because there is no meaning to write the pointer into a file.

Beside that, an object may implement/override a function named "Serialize" that gets CArchive object as a parameter, and serialize its data into it. - It has nothing with the CObject.

This is the way the "CString" object is implemented.

0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
System Programming

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.