Utilities of Serialization
Serialization is the process of reading or writing an object to or from a stream. Serialization is used in many areas in many ways.
- Application can save the state of one or more objects. State attributes are again retrieved in the opposite way as it was saved.
- Application can maintain the state of the objects used even after application is terminated.
- An IDE editor or any other editor application can maintain the state of toolbar, menu items, settings etc using Serialization.
- Applications uses project file which is a single file to maintain a list of files used at one time. Serialization can be used to maintain the path of individual. files used in the project and their corresponding settings.
- Drawing application can save the array of vector drawing objects in a single file as drawing file.
- Database application can use Serialization to save a number of records in a data file.
- Application uses socket to communicate to other applications or applications in remote system. Serialization can be used with CSocket file to transmit and receive objects over network.
- Serialization can be used to transmit/receive the object over serial port or other communication channel.
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