Deserializes/Serializes an xml document back into an object

   
 
//New BSD License (BSD)
//http://twitterxml.codeplex.com/license
using System;
using System.Text;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml;
using System.Xml.Serialization;

namespace TwitterXml.Utilities
{
    public class XmlSerializerHelper
    {

        /// <summary>
        /// Deserializes an xml document back into an object
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="xml">The xml data to deserialize</param>
        /// <param name="type">The type of the object being deserialized</param>
        /// <returns>A deserialized object</returns>
        public static object Deserialize(XmlDocument xml, Type type)
        {
            XmlSerializer s = new XmlSerializer(type);
            string xmlString = xml.OuterXml.ToString();
            byte[] buffer = ASCIIEncoding.UTF8.GetBytes(xmlString);
            MemoryStream ms = new MemoryStream(buffer);
            XmlReader reader = new XmlTextReader(ms);
            Exception caught = null;

            try
            {
                object o = s.Deserialize(reader);
                return o;
            }

            catch (Exception e)
            {
                caught = e;
            }
            finally
            {
                reader.Close();

                if (caught != null)
                    throw caught;
            }
            return null;
        }

        /// <summary>
        /// Serializes an object into an Xml Document
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="o">The object to serialize</param>
        /// <returns>An Xml Document consisting of said object&#039;s data</returns>
        public static XmlDocument Serialize(object o)
        {
            XmlSerializer s = new XmlSerializer(o.GetType());

            MemoryStream ms = new MemoryStream();
            XmlTextWriter writer = new XmlTextWriter(ms, new UTF8Encoding());
            writer.Formatting = Formatting.Indented;
            writer.IndentChar = &#039; &#039;;
            writer.Indentation = 5;
            Exception caught = null;

            try
            {
                s.Serialize(writer, o);
                XmlDocument xml = new XmlDocument();
                string xmlString = ASCIIEncoding.UTF8.GetString(ms.ToArray());
                xml.LoadXml(xmlString);
                return xml;
            }
            catch (Exception e)
            {
                caught = e;
            }
            finally
            {
                writer.Close();
                ms.Close();

                if (caught != null)
                    throw caught;
            }
            return null;
        }

    }
}

   
     



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