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Old February 26th, 2007, 03:46 PM
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Hi,

I looked the code of chapter 11 of the Wrox-book "Beginning with Asp.Net 2.0" and i have a question about Serialization.

There is a class defined as this:
<Serializable()> _
Public Class CartItem
Private _id As Integer = -1
Private _title As String = String.Empty
etc ...

which represents an item of the shoppingcart.

In web.config, there is this code for defining the profiles:
 <profile>
  <properties>
   <add name="Name" />
   ...
<add name="Cart" serializeAs="Binary" type="wrox.ShoppingCart"/>
...


My question: what does Serialization / serializeAs="Binary" exactly do? What are the adantages of coding this?

Thanks
H.


 
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This is a good article on Serialization and what it does/is http://www.interviewcorner.com/Answe...rCategoryId=19

However, I am not familiar with that web.config attribute.

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Thanksfor replying.

In whole the application, there is no method (Serialize()) for serialization of the Class, so i guess the serializeAs="Binary" does the same as the missing method?






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