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SettingsSerializeAs Enumeration

Determines the serialization scheme used to store application settings.

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

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.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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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