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SettingsSerializeAs Enumeration

Determines the serialization scheme used to store application settings.

Namespace:  System.Configuration
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

public enum SettingsSerializeAs

Member nameDescription
StringThe settings property is serialized as plain text.
XmlThe settings property is serialized as XML using XML serialization.
BinaryThe settings property is serialized using binary object serialization.
ProviderSpecificThe settings provider has implicit knowledge of the property or its type and picks an appropriate serialization mechanism. Often used for custom serialization.

The SettingsSerializeAs enumeration is used to specify the serialization mechanism used by the application settings provider to persist the values of application settings properties. For example, the SettingsSerializeAsAttribute uses this enumeration in its constructor to request that a property or group of properties be persisted using the specified serialization mechanism.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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.