My latest MSDN magazine article is online…

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  1. Nice article but…

    As with most articles on serialization it leaves out the very important issue of versioning.

    When we serialize classes (binary or xml) for persistance it is very likely that we will need to read it back with a differnt version than when we wrote it.

    In fact I think the framework implementation is a little light on versioning support. The MFC solution required code to serialize/deserialize each member but had good suppor for steering the deserialization based on the version number of the persisted data.

    Dan Golick March 26, 2005 at 5:40 pm #

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