Basics of Serialization in .NET Framework 3.0
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by Uday Denduluri
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Serialization is the process of converting an object into a stream of bytes. In this article we have seen different types of serializations possible with .NET Framework. We have discussed basic serialization versus custom serialization and also the main namespace (System.Runtime.Serialization) used for serialization.


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Title: Incorrect information   
Name: Bob
Date: 2008-04-22 6:00:25 PM
Comment:
this article states that :
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NonSerializedAttribute – If a class is marked as Serializable then all the properties can be serialized. For example, if we have a User object that has properties like user name, password [not in encrypted format], role of the user, etc. then such kinds of crucial information can be leaked out if serialized. We have the NonSerializable attribute that helps us in marking a property as not serializable.
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however, this is totally incorrect. You cannot use the NonSerializable attribute on a Property. It is for fields only, and will generate a compiler error.

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