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Classes Used in .NET Framework Serialization 

This topic lists the classes commonly used for .NET Framework serialization. To enter the .NET Framework 2.0 documentation and find a more comprehensive listing, see System.Runtime.Serialization.

Basic Classes for Serialization

This table lists and describes the main classes and namespaces used for serialization:

Class or namespace Description

System.Runtime.Serialization

Contains the classes necessary for serializing and deserializing objects.

System.Xml.Serialization

Contains the classes necessary for serializing and deserializing XML.

SerializableAttribute

Must be applied to an object in order to make it serializable.

NonSerializedAttribute

Can be used to keep specific fields in an object from being serialized.

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