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DataContractSerializer.DataContractSurrogate Property

Gets a surrogate type that can extend the serialization or deserialization process.

Namespace:  System.Runtime.Serialization
Assembly:  System.Runtime.Serialization (in System.Runtime.Serialization.dll)
public IDataContractSurrogate DataContractSurrogate { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Runtime.Serialization.IDataContractSurrogate
An implementation of the IDataContractSurrogate class.

The IDataContractSurrogate can be used to customize how instances of a type are serialized and deserialized. For example, it can be used to enable the serialization of legacy types that are not serializable, that is, types to which the DataContractAttribute attribute has not been applied.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0
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