Serialization of base type

Posted on 2008-02-09
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Last Modified: 2010-07-27

Is it possible to do something like:

class Parent implements Serializable {
class Child extends Parent {

void Serialize()
    Child c = new Child();
    byte[] b = c.serializeToByteArray();


void Deserialize(byte[] b)
    Parent p = (Parent)b.deserialize();

Just wondering...

Question by:DJ_AM_Juicebox
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Expert Comment

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I'm a litle lost.

You wont to clone the Child class.

If it is that, you can serialize the Child and after do the unserialize and you got the clone.
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Accepted Solution

Ajay-Singh earned 2000 total points
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If you are using java serialization, its quite possible. You don't need the
extra method Serialize/Deserialize

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