Lesson 10 - Birthday reminder in C# .NET WPF - Serialization

C# .NET WPF Birthday reminder in C# .NET WPF - Serialization

In the previous lesson, Birthday reminder in C# .NET WPF - Bindings, we finished adding bindings to our birthday reminder application in C# .NET WPF. The only thing missing is saving the person list to a file and loading it later. That way, the data won't be lost after the application is terminated.

Let's add a private attribute to the PersonManager class that will contain the path to the file where the data will be saved:

private string path = "persons.xml";

Now, let's add two more methods to the Person class - Save() and Load().

Save()

To save the ObservableCollec­tion contents to a file we'll use the


 

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