Type Method


Returns a data object that contains the encoded form of the object graph formed by the given root object.


+ (NSData *)archivedDataWithRootObject:(id)rootObject;



The root of the object graph to archive.

Return Value

An NSData object containing the encoded form of the object graph whose root object is rootObject. The format of the archive is NSPropertyListBinaryFormat_v1_0.

See Also

Archiving Data

+ archivedDataWithRootObject:requiringSecureCoding:error:

Encodes an object graph with the given root object into a data representation, optionally requiring secure coding.

- finishEncoding

Instructs the receiver to construct the final data stream.


The encoded data for the archiver.


The format in which the receiver encodes its data.


Indicates whether the archiver requires all archived classes to resist object substitution attacks.

+ archiveRootObject:toFile:

Archives an object graph rooted at a given object to a file at a given path.


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