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How to serialize a list to file using XmlSerializer

Posted By:Jean Paul       Posted Date: November 02, 2010    Points: 15    Category: Serilization    URL: http://www.dotnetspark.com  

Serializing and Deserializing code
 

public void Serialize(string filename, List objectToSerialize)
{
    Stream stream = File.Open(filename, FileMode.Create);
    BinaryFormatter bFormatter = new BinaryFormatter();
    bFormatter.Serialize(stream, objectToSerialize);
    stream.Close();
}

public List Deserialize(string filename)
{
    List objectToSerialize;
    Stream stream = File.Open(filename, FileMode.Open);
    BinaryFormatter bFormatter = new BinaryFormatter();
    objectToSerialize = (List)bFormatter.Deserialize(stream);
    stream.Close();

    return objectToSerialize;
}
Please remember to add namespaces:
using System.IO;
using System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Binary;


     

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