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ActivityCodeDomSerializer.Serialize Method

Serializes the specified object into a CodeDOM object.

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

public override Object Serialize(
	IDesignerSerializationManager manager,
	Object obj


Type: System.ComponentModel.Design.Serialization.IDesignerSerializationManager

The serialization manager to use during the serialization process.

Type: System.Object

An Object that derives from Activity.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
A CodeDOM object representing the object that has been serialized.


manager or obj contains a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


obj cannot be converted to an Activity.

Serialize returns a null reference (Nothing) if the activity it attempts to serialize is the child activity of a custom composite activity.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

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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