LoadBinaryData – Deserializing an object from a file in binary format

' Deserialize an object from a file in binary format' It can handle types that the SOAP serialization can't' Requires:'   Imports System.IO'   Imports System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.BinaryPrivate Function LoadBinaryData(ByVal path As String) As Object    ' Open a file stream for input    Dim fs As FileStream = New FileStream(path, FileMode.Open)    ' Create a binary formatter for this stream    Dim bf As New BinaryFormatter()    ' Deserialize the contents of the file stream into an object    LoadBinaryData = bf.Deserialize(fs)    ' close the stream.    fs.Close()End Function' Note: refer to the SOAP version of this routine for an example of its usage,'  as they work the same way

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