Save Method
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PageStatePersister.Save Method

Overridden by derived classes to serialize persisted state information when a Page object is unloaded from memory.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

public abstract void Save()

Classes that derive from the PageStatePersister class implement the Save method to persist the contents of the ViewState and ControlState properties to a persistence medium.

The following code example demonstrates how a class that derives from the PageStatePersister class implements the Save method to persist view state to a persistence medium. The StreamPageStatePersister uses an IStateFormatter object to serialize the contents of the ViewState property and ControlState property. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the PageStatePersister class.

// Persist any ViewState and ControlState. 
public override void Save()

    if (ViewState != null || ControlState != null)
        if (Page.Session != null)
            Stream stateStream = GetSecureStream();

            StreamWriter writer = new StreamWriter(stateStream);

            IStateFormatter formatter = this.StateFormatter;
            Pair statePair = new Pair(ViewState, ControlState);

            // Serialize the statePair object to a string.
            string serializedState = formatter.Serialize(statePair);

            throw new InvalidOperationException("Session needed for StreamPageStatePersister.");

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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

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