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IDesignerSerializationProvider.GetSerializer Method

Gets a serializer using the specified attributes.

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

Object GetSerializer(
	IDesignerSerializationManager manager,
	Object currentSerializer,
	Type objectType,
	Type serializerType


Type: System.ComponentModel.Design.Serialization.IDesignerSerializationManager

The serialization manager requesting the serializer.

Type: System.Object

An instance of the current serializer of the specified type. This can be null if no serializer of the specified type exists.

Type: System.Type

The data type of the object to serialize.

Type: System.Type

The data type of the serializer to create.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
An instance of a serializer of the type requested, or null if the request cannot be satisfied.

The serialization manager calls this method when it is trying to locate a serializer for an object type. If this serialization provider can provide a serializer of the correct type, this provider returns it. Otherwise, it returns null.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, 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.

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