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SettingsSerializeAsAttribute Class

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

Specifies the serialization mechanism that the settings provider should use. This class cannot be inherited.

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

[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class|AttributeTargets.Property)] 
public sealed class SettingsSerializeAsAttribute : Attribute
/** @attribute AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class|AttributeTargets.Property) */ 
public final class SettingsSerializeAsAttribute extends Attribute
AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class|AttributeTargets.Property) 
public final class SettingsSerializeAsAttribute extends Attribute

A settings provider often supports more than one of the .NET Framework standard serialization schemes. These schemes are outlined by the SettingsSerializeAs enumeration, and include plain text, XML, and binary serialization. In addition, a provider may optionally support a custom serialization scheme.

With the SettingsSerializeAsAttribute, you can specify which serialization mechanism should be used for a given application settings class or property. This attribute is considered a request to the settings provider. It may be ignored or cause an error if the provider or the individual property type does not support the specified serialization scheme. If this attribute is not present, the provider will usually provide a default serialization mechanism, most commonly plain text.

Although the settings provider may provide a way to dynamically change the serialization mechanism during run time, this is not a typical capability.

System.Object
   System.Attribute
    System.Configuration.SettingsSerializeAsAttribute

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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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