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StreamingContextStates Enumeration

Defines a set of flags that specifies the source or destination context for the stream during serialization.

This enumeration has a FlagsAttribute attribute that allows a bitwise combination of its member values.

Namespace:  System.Runtime.Serialization
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

'Declaration
<FlagsAttribute> _
<ComVisibleAttribute(True)> _
Public Enumeration StreamingContextStates

Member nameDescription
CrossProcessSpecifies that the source or destination context is a different process on the same computer.
CrossMachineSpecifies that the source or destination context is a different computer.
FileSpecifies that the source or destination context is a file. Users can assume that files will last longer than the process that created them and not serialize objects in such a way that deserialization will require accessing any data from the current process.
PersistenceSpecifies that the source or destination context is a persisted store, which could include databases, files, or other backing stores. Users can assume that persisted data will last longer than the process that created the data and not serialize objects so that deserialization will require accessing any data from the current process.
RemotingSpecifies that the data is remoted to a context in an unknown location. Users cannot make any assumptions whether this is on the same computer.
OtherSpecifies that the serialization context is unknown.
CloneSpecifies that the object graph is being cloned. Users can assume that the cloned graph will continue to exist within the same process and be safe to access handles or other references to unmanaged resources.
CrossAppDomainSpecifies that the source or destination context is a different AppDomain. For information on AppDomains, see Application Domains.
AllSpecifies that the serialized data can be transmitted to or received from any of the other contexts.

Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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