473,726 Members | 2,231 Online
Bytes | Software Development & Data Engineering Community
+ Post

Home Posts Topics Members FAQ

XMLSerializer

Hi!

I am currently trying to learn C#, and have started by developinga simple messaging application with a client and server. Byusing callback delegates, I can asynchronously send and recievetext as byte arrays.
Because I wanted to be able to send more advanced messagesbetween the client and server, I decided to create my ownmessage class, serialize it, and deserialize it at the other end(using XmlSerializer).

Now to my question:

Because the XmlSerializer uses a network stream, I do not reallyunderstan d how to recieve it on the other end.
I realize that you call(myMessage) myXmlSerializer .Deserialize(my NetworkStream), but howdo I know when the networkstream contains data? It was simplewhen just sending byte arrays, as I could just callmySocket.Be ginReceive(...) and it would sit and wait for dataand stuff it in a byte[]. I guess I could still use this methodby making a memorystream out of the byte array, and pass it toDeserialize() . Is there any way to do this without worryingabout byte arrays?

I realize my question may be hard to understand, as I am havingtrouble putting it into words. If it is unclear, I will try todescribe it more thoroughly. Also, as previously stated, I amnew to C#, so forgive any ignorance =).

-- Daniel Lindros

-----------------------
Posted by a user from .NET 247 (http://www.dotnet247.com/)

<Id>CqCFNe4c20u T8o/wIix1bw==</Id>
Nov 16 '05 #1
0 1663

This thread has been closed and replies have been disabled. Please start a new discussion.

Similar topics

4
1627
by: Zion Zadik | last post by:
Dear all, I have a set of c# data classes which i need to fill their data from xml files. serialization looks to be the best way to accomplish this task. Since the data classes are compiled and i don't have control on the xml structure, I tried using the xmlAttributeOverrides class, to instruct the serializer. I was able to override the attributes for the root element, but I'm having problems understanding how to deserialize arrays.
5
5427
by: Stuart Robertson | last post by:
I am trying to find a solution that will allow me to use XmlSerializer to serialize/deserialize a collection of objects where a given object is shared between two or more other objects, and not create duplicate XML representations of the shared object, but instead use IDREFs to refer to the shared object. The XML I'm trying to produce is as follows (where "href" is an IDREF): <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <MyRootClass...
1
4320
by: Bluetears76 | last post by:
Hi I have a hirachy of classes which are Message(base), then FileMessage and ChatMessage (extended) I want to serialize the objects and when i am deserizaling i dont know if i am getting FileMessage or ChatMessage. So how to get that object and use it I have written following code for serialization public void Send(Message message) { NetworkStream netWorkStream=null;
3
7002
by: Anthony Bouch | last post by:
Hi I've been reading using the XmlSerializer with custom collections. I've discovered that when serializing a custom collection (a class that implements ICollection, IList etc.) the XmlSerializer will only serialize the collection items - with the default root as ArrayofMyItems etc. My custom collection class has some additional public properties that I would like to include in the serialization above the items element array (in
4
11398
by: Andy Neilson | last post by:
I've run across a strange behaviour with XmlSerializer that I'm unable to explain. I came across this while trying to use XmlSerializer to deserialize from a the details of a SoapException. This should have worked fine since the class in question was already being serialized and deserialized as part of a Web service interface. What I found was that by deserializing from an XmlNodeReader instead of an XmlTextReader, XML Serialization doesn't work...
3
4512
by: Loui Mercieca | last post by:
Hi, I have created a class, named FormField , which basically contains two fields, name and value. I have set the tag before the class and the field is set as an XmlAttribute whil the name as XmlText. In my main class, i have created an arraylist which contains a collection of this class FormField. Basically its: public void Add( string sName, string sValue )
12
8494
by: SJD | last post by:
I've just read Christoph Schittko's article on XmlSerializer: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnxmlnet/html/trblshtxsd.asp . . . and very informative it is too. I, too, am getting nasty FileNotFound exceptions. I've read, and digested the article, and I think I've found a bug -- it's difficult to track, though it does happen often.
4
1991
by: Steve Long | last post by:
Hello, I hope this is the right group to post this to. I'm trying to serialize a class I've written and I'd like to be able to serialze to both binary and xml formats. Binary serialization is working fine but when I try to instantiate an XmlSerializer object with: Dim xmls As New XmlSerializer(GetType(CLayerDefinition)) I get the following error:
0
2300
by: William Stacey [MVP] | last post by:
Had a method that got some string info from mp3 tags in N files and serializes this class and deserializes at other side. Works ok except sometimes get chars that choke the XmlSerializer. After some digging, I found XmlSerializer chokes on 0x03 chars. It probably chokes on many others, but this one I found. It serializes ok, but chokes on deserialize on "<Field1>&#x3;</Field1>". So the questions are: 1) Why does serializer produce...
3
3301
by: kimtherkelsen | last post by:
Hi, I want to send XML data from a server to some clients over a network connection using the TCP/IP protocol. If I send the XMLs as byte arrays I need to insert header information in the data to distinguish the XMLs from each other in the stream of data. Is there any way to avoid this (for instance by sending SOAP telegrams))? I have tried using the XMLSerializer.Serialize(stream) to serialize the XML telegrams and send them over the...
0
8890
marktang
by: marktang | last post by:
ONU (Optical Network Unit) is one of the key components for providing high-speed Internet services. Its primary function is to act as an endpoint device located at the user's premises. However, people are often confused as to whether an ONU can Work As a Router. In this blog post, we’ll explore What is ONU, What Is Router, ONU & Router’s main usage, and What is the difference between ONU and Router. Let’s take a closer look ! Part I. Meaning of...
1
9182
by: Hystou | last post by:
Overview: Windows 11 and 10 have less user interface control over operating system update behaviour than previous versions of Windows. In Windows 11 and 10, there is no way to turn off the Windows Update option using the Control Panel or Settings app; it automatically checks for updates and installs any it finds, whether you like it or not. For most users, this new feature is actually very convenient. If you want to control the update process,...
0
9120
tracyyun
by: tracyyun | last post by:
Dear forum friends, With the development of smart home technology, a variety of wireless communication protocols have appeared on the market, such as Zigbee, Z-Wave, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc. Each protocol has its own unique characteristics and advantages, but as a user who is planning to build a smart home system, I am a bit confused by the choice of these technologies. I'm particularly interested in Zigbee because I've heard it does some...
1
6702
isladogs
by: isladogs | last post by:
The next Access Europe User Group meeting will be on Wednesday 1 May 2024 starting at 18:00 UK time (6PM UTC+1) and finishing by 19:30 (7.30PM). In this session, we are pleased to welcome a new presenter, Adolph Dupré who will be discussing some powerful techniques for using class modules. He will explain when you may want to use classes instead of User Defined Types (UDT). For example, to manage the data in unbound forms. Adolph will...
0
6011
by: conductexam | last post by:
I have .net C# application in which I am extracting data from word file and save it in database particularly. To store word all data as it is I am converting the whole word file firstly in HTML and then checking html paragraph one by one. At the time of converting from word file to html my equations which are in the word document file was convert into image. Globals.ThisAddIn.Application.ActiveDocument.Select();...
0
4785
by: adsilva | last post by:
A Windows Forms form does not have the event Unload, like VB6. What one acts like?
1
3228
by: 6302768590 | last post by:
Hai team i want code for transfer the data from one system to another through IP address by using C# our system has to for every 5mins then we have to update the data what the data is updated we have to send another system
2
2639
muto222
by: muto222 | last post by:
How can i add a mobile payment intergratation into php mysql website.
3
2157
bsmnconsultancy
by: bsmnconsultancy | last post by:
In today's digital era, a well-designed website is crucial for businesses looking to succeed. Whether you're a small business owner or a large corporation in Toronto, having a strong online presence can significantly impact your brand's success. BSMN Consultancy, a leader in Website Development in Toronto offers valuable insights into creating effective websites that not only look great but also perform exceptionally well. In this comprehensive...

By using Bytes.com and it's services, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

To disable or enable advertisements and analytics tracking please visit the manage ads & tracking page.