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IDesignerSerializationService Interface

Provides an interface that can invoke serialization and deserialization.

Namespace:  System.ComponentModel.Design.Serialization
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

public interface IDesignerSerializationService

The IDesignerSerializationService type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodDeserializeDeserializes the specified serialization data object and returns a collection of objects represented by that data.
Public methodSerializeSerializes the specified collection of objects and stores them in a serialization data object.
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This service provides methods to convert a collection of objects to a serializable object that represents them, and to convert serialization data to the object or objects that it represents.

All components that support a designer must support serialization of each component's type. This occurs when the designer scans the public properties, methods, and events of each type and represents these within a type descriptor.

This interface uses the technique of scanning members to convert a collection of components into a single object that supports run-time serialization. This does not necessarily provide for the serialization of custom types that belong to the class. Many objects require a custom serializer to have their values serialized at run time. To specify a serializer for a custom type, use a DesignerSerializerAttribute attribute or implement an IDesignerSerializationProvider.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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