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TypeConverter.SimplePropertyDescriptor.ShouldSerializeValue Method

Returns whether the value of this property can persist.

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

public override bool ShouldSerializeValue(
	Object component


Type: System.Object

The component with the property that is to be examined for persistence.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the value of the property can persist; otherwise, false.

As implemented in this class, this method returns false.

Notes to Inheritors

When overridden in a derived class, this method returns true if the current value of the property is different from its default value. It looks for a default value by first looking for a DefaultValueAttribute. If the method finds this attribute, it compares the value of the attribute with the current value of the property. If this method cannot find a DefaultValueAttribute, it looks for a ShouldSerializeMyProperty method. If this method finds a ShouldSerializeMyProperty method, it invokes it. If this method cannot find a DefaultValueAttribute or a ShouldSerializeMyProperty method, it cannot create optimizations and it returns true.

.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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