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IPEndPoint.Serialize Method

Serializes endpoint information into a SocketAddress instance.

Namespace: System.Net
Assembly: System (in system.dll)

public override SocketAddress Serialize ()
public SocketAddress Serialize ()
public override function Serialize () : SocketAddress

Return Value

A SocketAddress instance containing the socket address for the endpoint.

The following example uses the Serialize method to serialize endpoint information into a SocketAddress instance.

// The serializeEndpoint method serializes the endpoint and returns the 
// SocketAddress containing the serialized endpoint data.
private static SocketAddress serializeEndpoint(IPEndPoint endpoint)
{
 
  // Serialize IPEndPoint details to a SocketAddress instance.
  SocketAddress socketAddress = endpoint.Serialize();
  
  // Display the serialized endpoint information.
  Console.WriteLine("Endpoint.Serialize() : " + socketAddress.ToString());
 
  Console.WriteLine("Socket.Family : " + socketAddress.Family);
  Console.WriteLine("Socket.Size : " + socketAddress.Size);

  Console.WriteLine("Press any key to continue.");
  Console.ReadLine();

  return socketAddress;
}

// The SerializeEndpoint method serializes the endpoint and returns the 
// SocketAddress containing the serialized endpoint data.
private static SocketAddress SerializeEndpoint(IPEndPoint endpoint)
{
    // Serialize IPEndPoint details to a SocketAddress instance.
    SocketAddress socketAddress = endpoint.Serialize();

    // Display the serialized endpoint information.
    Console.WriteLine(("Endpoint.Serialize() : " 
        + socketAddress.ToString()));
    Console.WriteLine(("Socket.Family : " + socketAddress.get_Family()));
    Console.WriteLine(("Socket.Size : " + socketAddress.get_Size()));
    Console.WriteLine("Press any key to continue.");
    Console.ReadLine();
    return socketAddress;
} //SerializeEndpoint

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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