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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
public enum SerializationFormat
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.

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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