The BCL includes support for serializing arbitrary object graphs to and from a stream. This serialization can store and transmit complex data structures via files or the network. The default serializers provide binary and XML-based formatting but can be extended with user-defined formatters.
For more information, see the following namespaces:
System.Runtime.Serialization System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Soap System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Binary
Important types in other namespaces include: