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Object-oriented Programming in C#
Input and Output Classes

Serialization provides for input and output of a network of objects

  • Serialization

    • Writes an object o to a file

    • Also writes the objects referred from o

  • Deserialization

    • Reads a serialized file in order to reestablish the serialized object o

    • Also reestablishes the network of objects originally referred from o

  • Serialization and deserialization is supported via classes that implement the Iformatter interface:

    • BinaryFormatter and SoapFormatter

  • Methods in Iformatter:

    • Serialize and Deserialize