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I want to binary serialize a class, which has only static items (variables & objects of different types) which I use globally in my code.

When I want to serialize it, I get the error "'EmailAccount' is a type and cannot be used as an expression" :
binformatter.Serialize(filstream, EmailAccount);

I even tried to create an object from the class and serialize it. But it seems to only save the instance variables and not the static ones.

Is there a way to serialize them?
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Updated 26-May-10 1:29am
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This[^] has an answer, namely, implement ISerializable to hand-roll a serializer.

Although as the first reply in that thread states "It is a bad idea".
 
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