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Visual Basic® 2012 Unleashed, Second Edition by Alessandro Del Sole

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Chapter 41. Serialization

Most real-world applications need to store, exchange, and transfer data. Due to its special nature, the .NET Framework stores data into objects and can exchange data via objects. If you need to store data only for your application, you have a lot of alternatives. The problem is when you need to exchange and transfer data with other applications. In other words, you need to think of how your objects are represented and decide whether you need to convert them into a different format. This is because another application ...

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