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SettingsSerializeAs Enumeration

Note: This enumeration is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Determines the serialization scheme used to store application settings.

Namespace: System.Configuration
Assembly: System (in system.dll)

public enum SettingsSerializeAs
public enum SettingsSerializeAs
public enum SettingsSerializeAs

 Member nameDescription
BinaryThe settings property is serialized using binary object serialization. 
ProviderSpecificThe settings provider has implicit knowledge of the property or its type and picks an appropriate serialization mechanism. Often used for custom serialization. 
StringThe settings property is serialized as plain text. 
XmlThe settings property is serialized as XML using XML serialization. 

The SettingsSerializeAs enumeration is used to specify the serialization mechanism used by the application settings provider to persist the values of application settings properties. For example, the SettingsSerializeAsAttribute uses this enumeration in its constructor to request that a property or group of properties be persisted using the specified serialization mechanism.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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