[Mono-list] System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Binary.BinaryFormatter question

Francesco Delfino pluto@tipic.com
Tue, 15 Oct 2002 15:51:18 +0200

One solution could be to implement a new Formatter class (using, maybe,
Corba or whatever public format) and makig it usable even on MS.NET
implementation, so that if you want to make interoperable Mono with a MSNET
all you need is to use the "open" formatter.
Just an idea, hope this helps.

   Francesco Delfino
   Tipic Inc.
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"Dietmar Maurer" <dietmar@ximian.com> wrote in message
> On Tue, 2002-10-15 at 10:38, George Kodinov wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm trying to run on Mono an MS.NET application using the
> > BinaryFormatter class.
> > I've noted that the BinaryFormatter class is not currently implemented.
> > I'm thinking about implementing it.
> > But I find no documentation of the MS.NET binary formatter output format
> > (to be able to read data produced by MS.NET BinaryFormatter).
> Thats the problem - it is totally undocumented! I also found no useful
> info about it.
> > Is something known about that format (so I can start filling up the
> > Mono's BinaryFormatter class), or I have to try to reverse-engineer it ?
> > Or is it OK to define some binary format specially for Mono ?
> You can implement a CORBA compatible formatter, for example. Or you can
> use the SOAP formatter, which is also a documented standard.
> - Dietmar
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