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SoapFormatter::Serialize Method (Stream, Object)

Serializes an object or graph of objects with the specified root to the given Stream.

Namespace:  System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Soap
Assembly:  System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Soap (in System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Soap.dll)

public:
virtual void Serialize(
	Stream^ serializationStream, 
	Object^ graph
) sealed

Parameters

serializationStream
Type: System.IO::Stream
The stream onto which the formatter puts the data to serialize.
graph
Type: System::Object
The object, or root of the object graph, to serialize. All child objects of this root object are automatically serialized.

Implements

IFormatter::Serialize(Stream, Object)

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

serializationStream is nullptr.

TimeSpan objects are serialized according to the ISO 8601: 1998 section 5.5.3.2.1 "Alternative" standard.


#using <system.dll>
#using <system.runtime.serialization.formatters.soap.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Collections;
using namespace System::Runtime::Serialization;
using namespace System::Runtime::Serialization::Formatters::Soap;
void Serialize()
{

   // Create a hashtable of values that will eventually be serialized.
   Hashtable^ addresses = gcnew Hashtable;
   addresses->Add( "Jeff", "123 Main Street, Redmond, WA 98052" );
   addresses->Add( "Fred", "987 Pine Road, Phila., PA 19116" );
   addresses->Add( "Mary", "PO Box 112233, Palo Alto, CA 94301" );

   // To serialize the hashtable (and its keys/values), 
   // you must first open a stream for writing.
   // We will use a file stream here.
   FileStream^ fs = gcnew FileStream( "DataFile.soap",FileMode::Create );

   // Construct a SoapFormatter and use it 
   // to serialize the data to the stream.
   SoapFormatter^ formatter = gcnew SoapFormatter;
   try
   {
      formatter->Serialize( fs, addresses );
   }
   catch ( SerializationException^ e ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "Failed to serialize. Reason: {0}", e->Message );
      throw;
   }
   finally
   {
      fs->Close();
   }

}

void Deserialize()
{

   // Declare the hashtable reference.
   Hashtable^ addresses = nullptr;

   // Open the file containing the data that we want to deserialize.
   FileStream^ fs = gcnew FileStream( "DataFile.soap",FileMode::Open );
   try
   {
      SoapFormatter^ formatter = gcnew SoapFormatter;

      // Deserialize the hashtable from the file and 
      // assign the reference to our local variable.
      addresses = dynamic_cast<Hashtable^>(formatter->Deserialize( fs ));
   }
   catch ( SerializationException^ e ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "Failed to deserialize. Reason: {0}", e->Message );
      throw;
   }
   finally
   {
      fs->Close();
   }


   // To prove that the table deserialized correctly, 
   // display the keys/values to the console.
   IEnumerator^ myEnum = addresses->GetEnumerator();
   while ( myEnum->MoveNext() )
   {
      DictionaryEntry^ de = safe_cast<DictionaryEntry^>(myEnum->Current);
      Console::WriteLine( " {0} lives at {1}.", de->Key, de->Value );
   }
}


[STAThread]
int main()
{
   Serialize();
   Deserialize();
}



.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.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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