AqlaSerializer is intended to serialize objects, not just data.

What the difference? Data serializers don't care much about language runtime specifics like references, inheritance, etc. In contrast, an object serializer should take such things into account.

Like protobuf-net AqlaSerializer makes possible to store objects as a small in size binary data (far smaller than xml). And it's more CPU effective than BinaryFormatter and other core .NET serializers (which could be unavailable on your target platform). Its format is designed to be: small in size - efficient data storage (far smaller than xml) cheap to process - both at the client and server platform independent - portable between different programming architectures extensible - to add new data to old messages.

AqlaSerializer project goal is not to make a Protocol Buffers compatible implementation but instead support all common .NET features. It is compatible with most of the .NET family, including .NET 2.0/3.0/3.5/4.0, Mono 2.x, Silverlight, etc. The code is heavily based on Marc Gravell's protobuf-net but there are a lot of improvements and fixes.

The original protobuf-net project contains many "red" unit tests but I managed to fix a lot of them.

Some platforms may be not available through nuget, you can download their binaries manually from github.

There is a newer version of this package available.
See the version list below for details.
Install-Package aqlaserializer -Version
dotnet add package aqlaserializer --version
<PackageReference Include="aqlaserializer" Version="" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add aqlaserializer --version
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Release Notes

- more effficient memory usage
- if writing stream CanSeek and CanRead the serializer may use it as a buffer when its own buffer grows too big

* merged changes from the fork origin (except DNX)
* fixed AsReferenceDefault correct usage for legacy protobuf-net attributes
- fixed issue when surrogated value was not correctly reference tracked
- add method is recognized not only on IEnumerable<T> but also on its inheritors like IReadOnlyCollection<T>

* - improvements in list handling, merged changes from original protobuf-net

* - initial AqlaSerializer release


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Version History

Version Downloads Last updated 583 8/5/2016 360 5/30/2016 313 5/30/2016 289 5/30/2016 293 5/30/2016 398 5/28/2016 287 5/24/2016 268 5/5/2016 464 3/20/2016 356 1/13/2016 697 11/14/2015 602 11/1/2015 613 10/24/2015 579 10/19/2015
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