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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
BinarySerialize as binary content. Available in ADO.NET 2.0 only.
XmlSerialize as XML content. The default.

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: 4.5.3, 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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