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SerializationFormat Enumeration

Determines the serialization format for a DataSet.

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

'Declaration
Public Enumeration SerializationFormat

Member nameDescription
BinarySerialize as binary content. Available in ADO.NET 2.0 only.
XmlSerialize as XML content. The default.

Microsoft ADO.NET 2.0 introduces the ability to serialize a Dataset as binary content. Earlier versions of the Microsoft .NET Framework do not support binary serialization.

The default format is Xml. This is backward compatible and will work with all versions of the .NET Framework.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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