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Saving and Loading Data with Serialization -- cooooool

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Submitted on: 1/1/2015 1:44:00 AM
By: JohnL (from psc cd)  
Level: Intermediate
User Rating: By 5 Users
Compatibility: VB.NET
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     Save entire classes or structs at a time to an xml file, and then read them back.
 
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//**************************************
// Name: Saving and Loading Data with Serialization -- cooooool
// Description:Save entire classes or structs at a time to an xml file, and then read them back.
// By: JohnL (from psc cd)
//
// Inputs:File to save as?
//
// Returns:An Object.
//
// Side Effects:none.
//**************************************

Imports System.Xml.Serialization 
Public Class Settings 
'or Struct 
'this is our class that holds all our settings. 
Public RandomSetting As Integer 
Public RandomString As String 
'etc. 
End Class 
Public Sub SaveSettings(ByRef mypath As String, ByRef mySettings As Settings) 
Dim XmlS As New XmlSerializer(GetType(Settings)) 
Dim fStream As New IO.FileStream(mypath, IO.FileMode.Create) 
XmlS.Serialize(fStream, mySettings) 
fStream.Close() 
fStream = Nothing 
XmlS = Nothing 
End Sub 
Public Function LoadSettings(ByRef mypath As String) As Settings 
 Dim XmlS As New XmlSerializer(GetType(Settings)) 
Dim fStream As New IO.FileStream(mypath, IO.FileMode.Open) 
Return XmlS.Deserialize(fStream) 
End Function 
USAGE 
 Dim R as New Settings() 'to save
 Dim S as New Settings() 'to load
 R.RandomSetting = 12 
 R.RandomString = "~)!~~" 
 SaveSettings("C:\mySettings.xml",R) 
 S = LoadSettings("C:\mySettings.xml") 
 Msgbox(S.RandomSetting & " " & S.RandomString) 


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