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SerializationFormat Enumeration

Determines the serialization format for a DataSet.

Namespace:  System.Data
Assembly:  System.Data (in System.Data.dll)
public enum SerializationFormat
Member nameDescription
XmlSerialize as XML content. The default.
BinarySerialize as binary content. Available in ADO.NET 2.0 only.

Microsoft ADO.NET 2.0 introduces the ability to serialize a Dataset as binary content. Earlier versions of the Microsoft .NET Framework do not support binary serialization.

The default format is Xml. This is backward compatible and will work with all versions of the .NET Framework.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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