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BinaryFormatter.BinaryFormatter(ISurrogateSelector, StreamingContext) Constructor

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
public BinaryFormatter (
	ISurrogateSelector selector, 
	StreamingContext context
public function BinaryFormatter (
	selector : ISurrogateSelector, 
	context : StreamingContext
Not applicable.



The ISurrogateSelector to use. Can be a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


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 a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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