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Serialize and Deserialize an Object Instance to XML

Serialize and Deserialize an Object Instance to XML

To serialize an object instance to XML, you need to use the XMLSerializer class’s Serialize method. The code snippet below demonstrates:

XmlSerializer xmlSer = new XmlSerializer(objInstance.GetType());System.Text.StringBuilder sb = new System.Text.StringBuilder();System.IO.StringWriter writer = new System.IO.StringWriter(sb);xmlSer.Serialize(writer, objInstance);XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();doc.LoadXml(sb.ToString());

To deserialize the serialized XML back to an object instance, you need to use the XMLSerializer Class’s DeSerialize method:

XmlNodeReader reader = new XmlNodeReader(doc.DocumentElement);XmlSerializer xmlSer = new XmlSerializer(objType);object obj = xmlSer .Deserialize(reader);//Cast the object to respective typeOBJClass Obj = (OBJClass)obj;
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