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 void Serialize(
	Stream serializationStream,
	object graph
)

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.

Exception Condition
ArgumentNullException

serializationStream is null.

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

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Collections;
using System.Runtime.Serialization;

// Note: When building this code, you must reference the
// System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Soap.dll assembly.
using System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Soap;


class App 
{
    [STAThread]
    static void Main() 
    {
        Serialize();
        Deserialize();
    }

    static void Serialize() 
    {
        // Create a hashtable of values that will eventually be serialized.
        Hashtable addresses = new 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 key/value pairs), 
        // you must first open a stream for writing.
        // Use a file stream here.
        FileStream fs = new FileStream("DataFile.soap", FileMode.Create);

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


    static void Deserialize() 
    {
        // Declare the hashtable reference.
        Hashtable addresses  = null;

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

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

        // To prove that the table deserialized correctly, 
        // display the key/value pairs to the console.
        foreach (DictionaryEntry de in addresses) 
        {
            Console.WriteLine("{0} lives at {1}.", de.Key, de.Value);
        }
    }
}

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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