Object Self Serialization

Posted on 2010-08-22
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I have done this before, however I've been working in another area... I forgot in my old age...

I want to have a object that self serialize...
Question by:mdbarker813
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saragani earned 334 total points
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You mean like this?

       public void Save(string filename)
            XmlSerializer serializer = new XmlSerializer(typeof(THE_TYPE_OF_YOUR_CLASS));

            FileStream stream = File.Create(filename);
            serializer.Serialize(stream, this);

        public static THE_TYPE_OF_YOUR_CLASS Load(string filename)
            FileStream stream = File.Open(filename, FileMode.Open);
            XmlSerializer serializer = new XmlSerializer(typeof(ProjectSerialization));
            THE_TYPE_OF_YOUR_CLASS ret = (THE_TYPE_OF_YOUR_CLASS)serializer.Deserialize(stream);

            return ret;
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saragani earned 334 total points
ID: 33498212

should be:
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by:Vikram Singh Saini
Vikram Singh Saini earned 166 total points
ID: 33498221

See the code for Serialization of the object. Modify it or let me know how you want to do that.


using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;
using System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Binary;
using System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Soap;
using System.IO;

namespace mcts_C5_L1_Serialization_Deserialization
    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
            string data = "Hello World!"; 

            // Create file to save the data to
            FileStream fs = new FileStream(@"D:\Zodes\Serialized.Data", FileMode.Create);

            // Create a BinaryFormatter object to perform the serialization
            // Specifically for the client having .NET Application
            BinaryFormatter bf = new BinaryFormatter();

            // Use the BinaryFormatter object to serialize the data to the file
            bf.Serialize(fs, data);

            // Close the file

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Author Comment

ID: 33665688
Sorry guys, I was out for a while. While away I had time to figure out what I wanted to to. Here is what i was looking for. I already knew how to serialize and deserialize and object. I just wanted to make it a cleaner process.

public class Serializer<ObjectToSerialize>
        public static ObjectToSerialize Load(string xml)
            return (ObjectToSerialize)Utilities.Deserialize(xml, typeof(ObjectToSerialize));  

        public string ToXML()
            return Utilities.Serialize(this);

Author Closing Comment

ID: 33665720
Very close to what i was looking for.

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