The System.Xml.XmlSerializer class enables .NET applications to serialize/deserialize most types to and from XML using only a few lines of code. This is a great capability and provides an easy API for simple persistence and interoperability scenarios. As a developer, you have some degree of control over the XML that’s generated, but the process is mostly rigid and not easy to extend or customize. I have created a new flexible XML serialization framework that overcomes the limitations of the XmlSerializer class. Read on to find out more.