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Deserialisation in C#

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Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone can please advise. Basically I'm using memcache. The idea is that a php systems serialises an object and puts it on the memcache. I then retrieve it in my C# project and de-serialises it.

I cant see any of the php side of it and should be just able to de-serialise it. The data I have is like this.

SESSION_STUFF|a:1:{i:-1;s:0:"";}

Apparently above is already serialised. So I need to get it into a memory stream and de-serialise as above.

Any advice would be really appreciated. This is one of the toughest tests I have faced.

Thanks in advance.
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by:Dale Burrell
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The problem is that you can serialise an object in many different ways, its not like there is one way to do it. Therefore you have to know how PHP serialises an object to be able to deserialise it.

However with a bit of a google search it appears someone has already solved the problem for you: http://sourceforge.net/projects/csphpserial/
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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that data looks like JSON encoded data:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JSON
so, you use the DataContractJsonSerializer  class:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb412179%28v=vs.110%29.aspx
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Ray Paseur earned 250 total points
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Rather than serializing an object with PHP serialize() you want to json_encode() the object.  The results is still a data string that represents an object, but the advantage of the JSON string is that it is a widely supported format that plays well outside of PHP, making sense to other programming lanugages, JavaScript, etc.

See also this cautionary tale.
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