Collection Serialization

   
 



using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Collections;
using System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Soap;
using System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Binary;

class MainClass
{
    private static void BinarySerialize(ArrayList list)
    {
        using (FileStream str = File.Create("people.bin"))
        {
            BinaryFormatter bf = new BinaryFormatter();
            bf.Serialize(str, list);
        }
    }

    private static ArrayList BinaryDeserialize()
    {
        ArrayList people = null;
        using (FileStream str = File.OpenRead("people.bin"))
        {
            BinaryFormatter bf = new BinaryFormatter();
            people = (ArrayList)bf.Deserialize(str);
        }
        return people;
    }

    private static void SoapSerialize(ArrayList list)
    {
        using (FileStream str = File.Create("people.soap"))
        {
            SoapFormatter sf = new SoapFormatter();
            sf.Serialize(str, list);
        }
    }

    private static ArrayList SoapDeserialize()
    {
        ArrayList people = null;
        using (FileStream str = File.OpenRead("people.soap"))
        {
            SoapFormatter sf = new SoapFormatter(); 
            people = (ArrayList)sf.Deserialize(str);
        }
        return people;
    }
    public static void Main()
    {

        ArrayList people = new ArrayList();
        people.Add("G");
        people.Add("L");
        people.Add("A");

        BinarySerialize(people);
        SoapSerialize(people);

        ArrayList binaryPeople = BinaryDeserialize();
        ArrayList soapPeople = SoapDeserialize();
        Console.WriteLine("Binary people:");
        foreach (string s in binaryPeople)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("	" + s);
        }
        Console.WriteLine("
SOAP people:");
        foreach (string s in soapPeople)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("	" + s);
        }
    }
}
           
         
     


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