What is SoapFormatter?
This is present, located and accessed in the System.Runtime.Serialization. Formatters.Soap namespace. It is an XML-based formatter, pitted as the most reliable way to serialize objects, data and information transmitted across a network, web or read by non-.NET frameworks applications. It is used more than BinaryFormatter, for more firewalls efficiencies and access is possible with SoapFormatter.
According to industry definitions, soapFormatter class Serializes and deserializes an object, or an entire graph of connected objects, in SOAP format. Obsolete in 3.5 versions, using BinaryFormatter instead is advised. Supporting remote procedure calls and serialization of graphs, objects. It is not a default, has to specified and added to a project, by substitution. If programming needs include serialization intended to be read by a variety of platforms and applications (even non .NET framework), SoapFormatter is required and best, with XML attributes and elements included. For optimal portability soapformatter is the better serialization option optimizer. When converting information, into a byte stream needing storing or transfer, serialization is required. Inter-operability-alternative to BinaryFormatter. Specifying control with and through SoapFormatter, containing which elements and attributes will be XML-serialized assist and enable these processes.
Key Exam Points
- Review the chapters and content on serialization, covering key concepts and principles, pertaining to choosing the right serialization technique, serializing between versions, runtime, XML, Serialization Formatter Classes.
- For the exam, study practical, real-life and practice examples for Soapmatter applications specifically, code, implications, restrictions and more, that help you to gain a better understanding of this topic
Binaryformatter, Deserialization, Serialization.
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