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OnDeserializingAttribute Class

When applied to a method, specifies that the method is called during deserialization of an object.

System.Object
  System.Attribute
    System.Runtime.Serialization.OnDeserializingAttribute

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

[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Method, Inherited = false)]
public sealed class OnDeserializingAttribute : Attribute

The OnDeserializingAttribute type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360OnDeserializingAttributeInitializes a new instance of the OnDeserializingAttribute class.
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  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360EqualsInfrastructure. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360FinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360GetHashCodeReturns the hash code for this instance. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360GetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360MatchWhen overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360MemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360ToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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Use the OnDeserializingAttribute class to set default values during deserialization. For example, if the type that you are deserializing does not contain a constructor, create a method to set values of any fields in the instance and apply the attribute to the method.

To use the OnDeserializingAttributeclass, the method must contain a StreamingContext parameter. The attribute marks the method to be called by the serialization infrastructure, and the StreamingContext provides additional data about the type of serialization taking place. The following code shows an example how to apply OnDeserializingAttribute to a method.

\\ C#
[OnDeserializingAttribute()]
internal void RunThisMethod(StreamingContext context)
{ 
    // Code not shown.
}
NoteNote:

In your code, you can use the word OnDeserializing instead of the longer OnDeserializingAttribute.

Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

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

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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