Provides custom implementation for user-defined type (UDT) and user-defined aggregate serialization and deserialization.
Assembly: System.Data (in System.Data.dll)
Thetype exposes the following members.
Format.Native allows SQL Server to handle serialization and deserialization automatically, but the format has restrictions on the kind of types it can handle. Format.UserDefined allows user-defined types and aggregates to handle their own serialization. User-defined types and aggregates must be marked with Format.UserDefined in the SqlUserDefinedType or SqlUserDefinedAggregate attribute, and must implement the interface.
Note that even with custom serialization, the total size of each instance must be under the maximum allowed limit, currently 8000 bytes.
Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)
The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.