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IPEndPoint.Serialize Method

Serializes endpoint information into a SocketAddress instance.

Namespace:  System.Net
Assemblies:   System (in System.dll)
  System.Net.Primitives (in System.Net.Primitives.dll)

public override SocketAddress Serialize()

Return Value

Type: System.Net.SocketAddress
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.");

  return socketAddress;

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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