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TypeLoadException.GetObjectData Method

Sets the SerializationInfo object with the class name, method name, resource ID, and additional exception information.

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

public override void GetObjectData (
	SerializationInfo info,
	StreamingContext context
)
public void GetObjectData (
	SerializationInfo info, 
	StreamingContext context
)
public override function GetObjectData (
	info : SerializationInfo, 
	context : StreamingContext
)

Parameters

info

The object that holds the serialized object data.

context

The contextual information about the source or destination.

Exception typeCondition

ArgumentNullException

The info object is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

GetObjectData sets a SerializationInfo with all the exception object data targeted for serialization. During deserialization, the exception object is reconstituted from the SerializationInfo transmitted over the stream.

For more information, see XML and SOAP Serialization.

The following example generates an exception, and serializes the exception data to a file, and then reconstitutes the exception. For this code example to run, you must provide the fully qualified assembly name. For information about how to obtain the fully qualified assembly name, see Assembly Names.


using System;
using System.Reflection;
using System.Runtime.Serialization;
using System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Soap; 
using System.Security.Permissions;
using System.IO;

class GetObjectDataDemo
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      // Get a reference to the assembly mscorlib.dll, which is always
      // loaded. (System.String is defined in mscorlib.)
      Assembly mscorlib = typeof(string).Assembly;

      try
      {
         Console.WriteLine ("Attempting to load a type not present in the assembly 'mscorlib'");
         // This loading of invalid type raises a TypeLoadException
         Type myType = mscorlib.GetType("System.NonExistentType", true);
      }         
      catch (TypeLoadException)
      {
         // Serialize the exception to disk and reconstitute it.
         System.DateTime ErrorDatetime = DateTime.Now;
         Console.WriteLine("A TypeLoadException has been raised.");

         // Create MyTypeLoadException instance with current time.
         MyTypeLoadException myException = new MyTypeLoadException(ErrorDatetime);
         IFormatter myFormatter = new SoapFormatter();
         Stream myFileStream = new FileStream("typeload.xml", FileMode.Create, FileAccess.Write, FileShare.None);
         Console.WriteLine("Serializing the TypeLoadException with DateTime as " + ErrorDatetime);

         // Serialize the MyTypeLoadException instance to a file.
         myFormatter.Serialize(myFileStream, myException);
         myFileStream.Close();

         Console.WriteLine("Deserializing the Exception.");
         myFileStream = new FileStream("typeload.xml", FileMode.Open, FileAccess.Read, FileShare.None);

         // Deserialize and reconstitute the instance from file.
         myException = (MyTypeLoadException) myFormatter.Deserialize(myFileStream);
         myFileStream.Close();
         Console.WriteLine("Deserialized exception has ErrorDateTime = " + myException.ErrorDateTime);
      }
   }
}

// This class overrides the GetObjectData method and initializes
// its data with current time. 

[Serializable]
public class MyTypeLoadException : TypeLoadException 
{
   private System.DateTime _errorDateTime = DateTime.Now;
   public DateTime ErrorDateTime { get { return _errorDateTime; }}

   public MyTypeLoadException(DateTime myDateTime) 
   {
      _errorDateTime = myDateTime;
   }

   protected MyTypeLoadException(SerializationInfo sInfo, StreamingContext sContext) 
       : base(sInfo, sContext)
   {
      // Reconstitute the deserialized information into the instance.
      _errorDateTime = sInfo.GetDateTime("ErrorDate");
   }

   // GetObjectData overrides must always have a demand for SerializationFormatter.
   [SecurityPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.Demand, SerializationFormatter=true)]
   public override void GetObjectData(SerializationInfo sInfo, StreamingContext sContext) 
   {
      base.GetObjectData(sInfo, sContext);
      // Add a value to the Serialization information.
      sInfo.AddValue("ErrorDate", ErrorDateTime);
   }
}

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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