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Hello

I'm doing some Socket programming for my game in C#, and I was wondering Is it possible to send struct through socket?

All I have been able to send is a simple byte[] array. I remember when I working in C++ and Winsock2 I was able to send a struct from my server to the client.

it was simple I would just do this in C++
Code:
public struct Packet
{
int playerX;
int PlayerY;
int ID;
}

send(sClient, (char*)Packet, sizeof(Packet), 0);

this was good since I can send many things in one nice packet. However this is not the case with C# where I have to send a byte array.

If I can't send a struct in C#. Is there a way to send packet of some kind that contain all my data? Like a struct?

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Checkout serialization in C#. You can serialize the whole structure to a byte array and then deserialize it on the other end of the wire smile.gif
BinaryFormatter class: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.runtime.serialization.formatters.binary.binaryformatter.aspx
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Checkout serialization in C#. You can serialize the whole structure to a byte array and then deserialize it on the other end of the wire smile.gif
BinaryFormatter class: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.runtime.serialization.formatters.binary.binaryformatter.aspx

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