Serializing object graphs
Serialization is the process of converting a live object into a sequence of bytes using a specified format. Deserialization is the reverse process.
JSON is more compact and is best for web and mobile applications. XML is more verbose, but is better supported in older systems.
Ironically, Microsoft originally chose JSON for the
project.json file format in .NET Core 1.0, but then changed their mind and went back to XML with the C# project
.csproj file format!
.NET Core has multiple classes that will serialize to and from XML and JSON. We will start by looking ...