SettingsSerializeAs Enumeration

Determines the serialization scheme used to store application settings.

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

public enum SettingsSerializeAs
public enum SettingsSerializeAs
public enum SettingsSerializeAs

 Member nameDescription
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. 
StringThe settings property is serialized as plain text. 
XmlThe settings property is serialized as XML using XML 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.

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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