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DECLARE_SERIAL

Generates the C++ header code necessary for a CObject-derived class that can be serialized.

DECLARE_SERIAL(class_name )

Parameter

class_name
The actual name of the class.

Remarks

Serialization is the process of writing or reading the contents of an object to and from a file.

Use the DECLARE_SERIAL macro in an .h module, and then include that module in all .cpp modules that need access to objects of this class.

If DECLARE_SERIAL is included in the class declaration, then IMPLEMENT_SERIAL must be included in the class implementation.

The DECLARE_SERIAL macro includes all the functionality of DECLARE_DYNAMIC and DECLARE_DYNCREATE.

You can use the AFX_API macro to automatically export the CArchive extraction operator for classes that use the DECLARE_SERIAL and IMPLEMENT_SERIAL macros. Bracket the class declarations (located in the .h file) with the following code:

#undef AFX_API
#define AFX_API AFX_EXT_CLASS

<your class declarations here>

#undef AFX_API
#define AFX_API

For more information on the DECLARE_SERIAL macro, see CObject Class Topics.

Example

class CMyClass: public CObject
{
public:
   CMyClass( );
   void Serialize( CArchive& archive );

   DECLARE_SERIAL( CmyClass )
};

See Also

MFC Macros and Globals | DECLARE_DYNAMIC | IMPLEMENT_SERIAL | RUNTIME_CLASS | CObject::IsKindOf

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