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Serialization in the .NET Framework with Visual Basic 

Serialization is the process of converting an object into a stream of bytes in order to persist it to memory, a database, or a file. You can save and re-create such objects using functionality provided by the .NET Framework.

In This Section

Basics of .NET Framework Serialization

Provides an overview of serialization using .NET Framework classes.

Classes Used in .NET Framework Serialization

Lists .NET Framework classes used in serialization.

Related Sections

Examples of XML Serialization

Demonstrates the XML serialization of various objects, such as a dataset.