Let’s do Serialization!

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Let’s do Serialization!

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Felt like sharing some code related to serialization. Lets keep the definition for some future articles and only code today. :)

Reading a XML file.

  • We have a XML file like Books.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema">
<Name>CodeSpread</Name>
<ISBN>123456789</ISBN>
</Books>

  • We created a corresponding class for this XML file called Books.

public class Books
{
public string Name { get; set; }

public int ISBN { get; set; }
}

  • Add these namespaces.

using System.Xml.Serialization;
using System.Xml;
using System.IO;

  • Now, we have to create an instance of XML Serializer class of type “Books”. We require streamreader object to hold the stream. Then, we pass this stream to the Deserialize method of serializer class and assign it to Books object.

class Program
{
static void Main(string[] args)
{
Books book = new Books();
XmlSerializer serializer = new XmlSerializer(typeof(Books));
StreamReader reader = new StreamReader(@"G:\Books.xml");

book = (Books)serializer.Deserialize(reader);
Console.WriteLine(book.name);
Console.Read();
}
}

Writing a XML file.

We will keep the same Books class and will write to it.

  • We create a XMLwriter object and pass two parameters; stream and books object to Serialize method of writer class.

class Program
{
static void Main(string[] args)
{

Books book = new Books();
book.name = "CodeSpread";
book.ISBN="123456789";
XmlSerializer writer = new XmlSerializer(typeof(Books));
StreamWriter file = new StreamWriter(@"G:\Books.xml");
writer.Serialize(file, books);
file.Close();

}

}

Just Code!

Author: hershey

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  1. nice superb explaination

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  2. thanks for the tutorial
    I am having a problem.
    The feature “Create SQL server database” isn’t available , I can’t select it.
    Can you help, please ?

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