Formatter.SurrogateSelector Property

When overridden in a derived class, gets or sets the ISurrogateSelector used with the current formatter.

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

public abstract ISurrogateSelector SurrogateSelector { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Runtime.Serialization.ISurrogateSelector
The ISurrogateSelector used with the current formatter.



Use the SurrogateSelector to look up implementations of ISerializationSurrogate that control the serialization of a particular type.

If an object type has a matching surrogate, then serialization and deserialization are handed off to the surrogate even if the type implements the ISerializable interface.

Notes to Inheritors

You must implement this property in a derived class.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.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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