New, Open, Save, Save As, Serializable

I am not sure how to do a menu that works so it serialize my object.
(the menu is created so it how it all should be working I cant get to work correct)

Please check my code below and tell me how to do it correct.

What I like is to take my object and be able to save it, Save As, Open it and create a new.
private void newToolStripMenuItem_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
 
        }
 
        private void openToolStripMenuItem_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            string nameOfFile = "";
            OpenFileDialog openExtensFile = new OpenFileDialog();
            openExtensFile.Title = "C#";
            openExtensFile.InitialDirectory = @"c:\";
            openExtensFile.Filter = "All files (*.*)|*.*|All files (*.*)|*.*";
            openExtensFile.FilterIndex = 2;
            openExtensFile.RestoreDirectory = true;
            if (openExtensFile.ShowDialog() == DialogResult.OK)
            {
                //nameOfFile = fdlg.FileName ; 
            } 
        }
 
        private void saveAsToolStripMenuItem_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            SaveFileDialog saveFileDialog1 = new SaveFileDialog(); 
            saveFileDialog1.InitialDirectory = Convert.ToString(Environment.SpecialFolder.MyDocuments); 
            saveFileDialog1.Filter = "Your extension here (*.EXT)|*.ext|All Files (*.*)|*.*" ; 
            saveFileDialog1.FilterIndex = 1; if(saveFileDialog1.ShowDialog() == DialogResult.OK) 
            {         
                Console.WriteLine(saveFileDialog1.FileName);//Do what you want here
                //this.textBox1.Text = saveFileDialog.FileName;
            }
        }
 
        private void exportToXMLToolStripMenuItem_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
 
        }
 
 
 
 
private void saveToolStripMenuItem_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            Object obj = animalManager;
            binaryFileSerialize(obj, Convert.ToString(Environment.SpecialFolder.MyDocuments));
            //binaryArraySerialize(obj);
 
 
        }
 
 
        public static void binaryFileSerialize(Object obj, string filePath)
        {
            FileStream fileStream = null;
            
             
            try
            {
                fileStream = new FileStream(filePath,  FileMode.Create);
                BinaryFormatter b =  new BinaryFormatter();
                b.Serialize(fileStream, obj);
            }
 
            catch
            {
                throw;
            }
            finally
            {
                if (fileStream != null)
                fileStream.Close();
            }
        }
 
 
 
 
 
        public static T binaryFileDeSerialize<T> (string filePath)
        {
            FileStream fileStream = null;
            Object obj;
            
            try
            {
                if (File.Exists(filePath) == false)
                    throw new FileNotFoundException("The file" + " was not found. ", filePath);
 
                fileStream = new FileStream(filePath, FileMode. Open);
                BinaryFormatter b = new BinaryFormatter();
                obj = b.Deserialize(fileStream);
            }
            catch
            {
                throw;
            }
            finally
            {
                if (fileStream != null)
                fileStream. Close();
            }
            
            return (T)obj;
        
        }
 
 
        public static byte[] binaryArraySerialize(Object obj)
        {
            byte[] serializedObject;
            MemoryStream ms = new MemoryStream();
            BinaryFormatter b = new BinaryFormatter();
            b.Serialize(ms, obj);
            ms.Seek(0, 0);
            serializedObject = ms.ToArray();
            ms.Close();
            return serializedObject;
        }
 
 
        public static T binaryArrayDeSerialize<T> (byte[] serializedObject)
        {
            MemoryStream ms = new MemoryStream();
            ms.Write(serializedObject,0, serializedObject.Length);
            ms.Seek(0, 0);
            BinaryFormatter b = new BinaryFormatter();
            Object obj = b.Deserialize(ms);
            ms.Close();
            return (T)obj;
        }

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ShazbotOKCommented:
1) Is an error being thrown - if yes what is the error?
2) What are your serializing?  I do not see that code....
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MickeysAuthor Commented:
no error. I just wanna know how to do it.

All I manged to do is open a window telling where to save the stuff. But I dont know how to save it.

I have included my hole FORM code

This is what I want to save and be able to open and load again: AnimalManager animalManager = new AnimalManager();
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Data;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Text;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using Animals;
using System.IO;
using System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Binary;
using System.Runtime.Serialization;
 
 
namespace Modul1_Malmoe
{
    [Serializable]
    public partial class Animal : Form
    {       
       AnimalManager animalManager = new AnimalManager();
 
 
        /// <summary>
        /// 
        /// </summary>
        public Animal()
        {
            InitializeComponent();
            
        }
 
 
        /// <summary>
        /// 
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="sender"></param>
        /// <param name="e"></param>
        private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            housingCombobox.DataSource = Enum.GetValues(typeof(HousingType));
            sortComboBox.DataSource = Enum.GetValues(typeof(MeatDjur));
            nrOfLegsTextBox.Text = "4";
            nrOfItems.Text = Convert.ToString(animalManager.Counter);
            changeButton.Enabled = false;
            deleteButton.Enabled = false;
            speedLabel.Visible = false;
            speedTextBox.Visible = false;
        }
 
 
 
        /// <summary>
        /// 
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="sender"></param>
        /// <param name="e"></param>
        private void Add_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            if (nickNameTextBox.Text.Trim() == String.Empty)
            {
                MessageBox.Show("Please write something in Nick Name before adding", "Information");
            }
 
            else
            {
                string text = sortComboBox.SelectedItem.ToString();
                animalManager.AddNewAnimal(text, nickNameTextBox.Text, (HousingType)housingCombobox.SelectedIndex);
                nrOfItems.Text = Convert.ToString(animalManager.Counter);
                Updater();
            }
        }
 
 
        /// <summary>
        /// 
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="sender"></param>
        /// <param name="e"></param>
        private void sortComboBox_SelectedIndexChanged(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            if (sortComboBox.SelectedItem.ToString() == "Dog" ||
                sortComboBox.SelectedItem.ToString() == "Giraffe" ||
                sortComboBox.SelectedItem.ToString() == "Wolf" ||
                sortComboBox.SelectedItem.ToString() == "Horse")
                nrOfLegsTextBox.Text = "4";
 
            else if (sortComboBox.SelectedItem.ToString() == "Duck")
                nrOfLegsTextBox.Text = "2";
 
            if (sortComboBox.SelectedItem.ToString() == "Horse")
            {
                speedLabel.Visible = true;
                speedTextBox.Visible = true;
            }
 
            else
            {
                speedLabel.Visible = false;
                speedTextBox.Visible = false;
            }
        }
 
 
        /// <summary>
        /// 
        /// </summary>
        private void Updater()
        {
            AnimalDataGridView.DataSource = null;
            AnimalDataGridView.AutoGenerateColumns = true;
            AnimalDataGridView.DataSource = animalManager.AnimalList;
            nickNameTextBox.Text = "";
            nrOfItems.Text = Convert.ToString(animalManager.Counter);            
            if (animalManager.AnimalList.Count > 0)
            {
                deleteButton.Enabled = true;
                addButton.Enabled = true;
            }
 
            else
            {
                deleteButton.Enabled = false;
                changeButton.Enabled = false;
                addButton.Enabled = true;
            }
 
         }
 
 
 
        
        /// <summary>
        /// 
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="sender"></param>
        /// <param name="e"></param>
        private void selectedRowsButton_Click(object sender, DataGridViewCellEventArgs e)
        {
            if (MessageBox.Show("Fill in the correct values and press change to save it", "Change", MessageBoxButtons.YesNo) == DialogResult.Yes)
            {
                addButton.Enabled = false;
                Int32 selected = AnimalDataGridView.CurrentRow.Index;
                nickNameTextBox.Text = animalManager.AnimalList[selected].Name;
                nrOfLegsTextBox.Text = Convert.ToString(animalManager.AnimalList[selected].NumberOfLegs);
                
                int nFoundEl = -1;
                for (int i = 0; i < housingCombobox.Items.Count; i++) 
                {
                    if (housingCombobox.Items[i].ToString().Equals(animalManager.AnimalList[selected].Housing.ToString())) 
                        nFoundEl = i; 
 
                    if (nFoundEl >= 0) 
                    { 
                        housingCombobox.SelectedIndex = nFoundEl; 
                    } //end if
                } //end for
 
                Type t = animalManager.AnimalList[selected].GetType();
                nFoundEl = -1;
                for (int i = 0; i < sortComboBox.Items.Count; i++)
                {
                    if (sortComboBox.Items[i].ToString().Equals(t.Name))
                        nFoundEl = i;
 
                    if (nFoundEl >= 0)
                    {
                        sortComboBox.SelectedIndex = nFoundEl;
                    } //end if
                } //end for
 
                changeButton.Enabled = true;
            } //end if 
 
                      
        } //end selectedRowsButton_Click
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
        /// <summary>
        /// 
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="sender"></param>
        /// <param name="e"></param>
        private void exitButton_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            Application.Exit();
        }
 
 
 
        /// <summary>
        /// 
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="sender"></param>
        /// <param name="e"></param>
        private void deleteButton_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            if (MessageBox.Show("Really delete?", "Confirm delete", MessageBoxButtons.YesNo) == DialogResult.Yes)
            {
                Int32 selected = AnimalDataGridView.CurrentRow.Index;
                animalManager.AnimalList.RemoveAt(selected);                
                animalManager.Counter--;
                Updater();
                changeButton.Enabled = false;
            } 
        }
 
 
 
        /// <summary>
        /// 
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="sender"></param>
        /// <param name="e"></param>
        private void resetButton_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            housingCombobox.DataSource = Enum.GetValues(typeof(HousingType));
 
            if(meatRadioButton.Checked)                
                sortComboBox.DataSource = Enum.GetValues(typeof(MeatDjur));
 
            else
                sortComboBox.DataSource = Enum.GetValues(typeof(PlantDjur));
 
            nrOfLegsTextBox.Text = "4";
            nrOfItems.Text = Convert.ToString(animalManager.Counter);
            
            nickNameTextBox.Text = "";
 
            if (animalManager.AnimalList.Count > 0)
            {
                deleteButton.Enabled = true;
                addButton.Enabled = true;
            }
 
            else
            {
                deleteButton.Enabled = false;
                changeButton.Enabled = false;
                addButton.Enabled = true;
            }
        }
 
 
 
        /// <summary>
        /// 
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="sender"></param>
        /// <param name="e"></param>
        private void changeButton_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
 
            Int32 selected = AnimalDataGridView.CurrentRow.Index;
            animalManager.AnimalList.RemoveAt(selected);
            animalManager.Counter--;
            Add_Click(this, EventArgs.Empty);
            resetButton_Click(this, EventArgs.Empty);
            MessageBox.Show("Saved", "Saved");
            changeButton.Enabled = false;
            
        }
 
 
        /// <summary>
        /// 
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="sender"></param>
        /// <param name="e"></param>
        private void meatRadioButton_CheckedChanged(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            sortComboBox.DataSource = Enum.GetValues(typeof(MeatDjur));
        }
 
 
 
        /// <summary>
        /// 
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="sender"></param>
        /// <param name="e"></param>
        private void PlantRadioButton_CheckedChanged(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            sortComboBox.DataSource = Enum.GetValues(typeof(PlantDjur));
        }
 
 
        private void exitToolStripMenuItem_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            Application.Exit();
        }
 
        private void saveToolStripMenuItem_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            Object obj = animalManager;
            binaryFileSerialize(obj, Convert.ToString(Environment.SpecialFolder.MyDocuments));
            //binaryArraySerialize(obj);
 
 
        }
 
 
        public static void binaryFileSerialize(Object obj, string filePath)
        {
            FileStream fileStream = null;
            
             
            try
            {
                fileStream = new FileStream(filePath,  FileMode.Create);
                BinaryFormatter b =  new BinaryFormatter();
                b.Serialize(fileStream, obj);
            }
 
            catch
            {
                throw;
            }
            finally
            {
                if (fileStream != null)
                fileStream.Close();
            }
        }
 
 
 
 
 
        public static T binaryFileDeSerialize<T> (string filePath)
        {
            FileStream fileStream = null;
            Object obj;
            
            try
            {
                if (File.Exists(filePath) == false)
                    throw new FileNotFoundException("The file" + " was not found. ", filePath);
 
                fileStream = new FileStream(filePath, FileMode. Open);
                BinaryFormatter b = new BinaryFormatter();
                obj = b.Deserialize(fileStream);
            }
            catch
            {
                throw;
            }
            finally
            {
                if (fileStream != null)
                fileStream. Close();
            }
            
            return (T)obj;
        
        }
 
 
        public static byte[] binaryArraySerialize(Object obj)
        {
            byte[] serializedObject;
            MemoryStream ms = new MemoryStream();
            BinaryFormatter b = new BinaryFormatter();
            b.Serialize(ms, obj);
            ms.Seek(0, 0);
            serializedObject = ms.ToArray();
            ms.Close();
            return serializedObject;
        }
 
 
        public static T binaryArrayDeSerialize<T> (byte[] serializedObject)
        {
            MemoryStream ms = new MemoryStream();
            ms.Write(serializedObject,0, serializedObject.Length);
            ms.Seek(0, 0);
            BinaryFormatter b = new BinaryFormatter();
            Object obj = b.Deserialize(ms);
            ms.Close();
            return (T)obj;
        }
 
 
        private void newToolStripMenuItem_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
 
        }
 
        private void openToolStripMenuItem_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            string nameOfFile = "";
            OpenFileDialog openExtensFile = new OpenFileDialog();
            openExtensFile.Title = "C#";
            openExtensFile.InitialDirectory = @"c:\";
            openExtensFile.Filter = "All files (*.*)|*.*|All files (*.*)|*.*";
            openExtensFile.FilterIndex = 2;
            openExtensFile.RestoreDirectory = true;
            if (openExtensFile.ShowDialog() == DialogResult.OK)
            {
                //nameOfFile = fdlg.FileName ; 
            } 
        }
 
        private void saveAsToolStripMenuItem_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            SaveFileDialog saveFileDialog1 = new SaveFileDialog(); 
            saveFileDialog1.InitialDirectory = Convert.ToString(Environment.SpecialFolder.MyDocuments); 
            saveFileDialog1.Filter = "Your extension here (*.EXT)|*.ext|All Files (*.*)|*.*" ; 
            saveFileDialog1.FilterIndex = 1; if(saveFileDialog1.ShowDialog() == DialogResult.OK) 
            {         
                Console.WriteLine(saveFileDialog1.FileName);//Do what you want here
                //this.textBox1.Text = saveFileDialog.FileName;
            }
        }
 
        private void exportToXMLToolStripMenuItem_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
 
        }
 
 
 
    }
}

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