ValueSerializer.GetSerializerFor Method (Type, IValueSerializerContext)

Gets the ValueSerializer declared for the specified type, using the specified context.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Markup
Assembly:  System.Xaml (in System.Xaml.dll)

public static ValueSerializer GetSerializerFor(
	Type type,
	IValueSerializerContext context


Type: System.Type

The type to get the ValueSerializer for.

Type: System.Windows.Markup.IValueSerializerContext

Context information that is used for conversion.

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.Markup.ValueSerializer
The serializer associated with the specified type.


type is null.

Rather than relying purely on attributes reported in the CLR type system, this overload uses the context as a service, and calls the service's implementation of IValueSerializerContext.GetValueSerializerFor. The IValueSerializerContext.GetValueSerializerFor implementation would typically also rely on the type, but might implement special behavior for certain contexts.

This method should be called when the caller has an available IValueSerializerContext from a service. This will ensure that the correct ValueSerializer is returned for the specific context.

If the context returns null from its IValueSerializerContext.GetValueSerializerFor for your specified type, or if the context you specify is null, then behavior is identical to calling the GetSerializerFor(Type) overload.

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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