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BinaryFormatter Constructor (ISurrogateSelector, StreamingContext)

Initializes a new instance of the BinaryFormatter class with a given surrogate selector and streaming context.

Namespace:  System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Binary
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public BinaryFormatter(
	ISurrogateSelector selector,
	StreamingContext context
)

Parameters

selector
Type: System.Runtime.Serialization.ISurrogateSelector
The ISurrogateSelector to use. Can be null.
context
Type: System.Runtime.Serialization.StreamingContext
The source and destination for the serialized data.

Initializes a new BinaryFormatter for serialization or deserialization of objects from the specified Stream.

The serialization or deserialization process uses the specified ISurrogateSelector to search for surrogates that are registered for the object types you want to deserialize. Surrogates are helpers that serialize and deserialize objects of specific classes. The default ISurrogateSelector cannot handle the serialization of objects that derive from the MarshalByRefObject for remoting purposes. In a remoting situation the specified ISurrogateSelector replaces the object derived from MarshalByRefObject with a ObjRef object that is serialized by the specified surrogate selector. Therefore, if you want to use remote objects, set the selector parameter to an instance of RemotingSurrogateSelector. If you do not need surrogates, set the selector parameter to be null.

.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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