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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.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0