Category Archives: serialization

Serialize and deserialize multiple images in files in C#

The example Serialize and deserialize multiple images in C# showed how you can List<Image> into a memory stream and then deserialize stream to recover the images. This example shows how you can similarly serialize a list of images into a … Continue reading

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Serialize and deserialize multiple images in C#

This example shows how you can serialize and deserialize multiple images together in a single serialization. It also talks a bit about database design. (For more information about database design including this issue, see my book, Beginning Database Design Solutions.) … Continue reading

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Let the user zoom on a picture and draw in C#

The example Let the user zoom on a picture in C# allows the user to zoom in on a picture and draw on it. Unfortunately, it doesn’t handle the drawing properly when the image is scaled. It doesn’t scale the … Continue reading

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Extract part of a JSON file in C#

This example shows how to read a JSON file and pick out only the pieces that are interesting. Recall from my post Anatomy of an example that my original goal with this series of articles was to write a program … Continue reading

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Use JSON to serialize and deserialize objects in C#

JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) is a standard for textual storage and interchange of information, much as XML is. Before you roll your eyes and ask if we really need another language to do what XML does, consider how verbose XML … Continue reading

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Control serialization and deserialization in C#

For information on basic serialization and deserialization, see Serialize and deserialize objects in C#. By placing attributes on a class’s properties, you can control how those properties are serialized. The following code shows a Person class that demonstrates several XML … Continue reading

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Serialize and deserialize objects in C#

Serialization is the process of converting an object into a serial stream-like format. Often that means converting it into XML data for storage or transmission over a network. Deserialization is the process of using a serialization to rebuild the original … Continue reading

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Let the user zoom on a picture in C#

Important: This example does not handle new drawings correctly if you have scaled the image. Read this one to learn how it works and then see the new post Let the user zoom on a picture and draw in C#. … Continue reading

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Provide autosave in C#

This example extends the scribble example (most recently described in the post Provide undo and redo in C#) so it provides an auto-save feature. The following code creates the name of the program’s auto-save file. // The auto-save file name. … Continue reading

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Provide undo and redo in C#

This example adds undo and redo features to the example Save and restore pictures drawn by the user in C#. It’s not terribly hard, but it is long so I’ll break it into sections to make it easier to understand. … Continue reading

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