.NET Framework Class Library
DesignerSerializerAttribute Class

Indicates a serializer for the serialization manager to use to serialize the values of the type this attribute is applied to. This class cannot be inherited.

Inheritance Hierarchy
SystemObject
   SystemAttribute
    System.ComponentModel.Design.SerializationDesignerSerializerAttribute

Namespace:   System.ComponentModel.Design.Serialization
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)
Syntax
<[%$TOPIC/h3dk7h46_en-us_VS_110_2_0_0_0_0%]([%$TOPIC/h3dk7h46_en-us_VS_110_2_0_0_0_1%].Class Or [%$TOPIC/h3dk7h46_en-us_VS_110_2_0_0_0_2%].Interface, AllowMultiple := True,  _
	Inherited := True)> _
Public NotInheritable Class DesignerSerializerAttribute _
	Inherits [%$TOPIC/h3dk7h46_en-us_VS_110_2_0_0_0_3%]
[[%$TOPIC/h3dk7h46_en-us_VS_110_2_0_1_0_0%]([%$TOPIC/h3dk7h46_en-us_VS_110_2_0_1_0_1%].Class|[%$TOPIC/h3dk7h46_en-us_VS_110_2_0_1_0_2%].Interface, AllowMultiple = true, 
	Inherited = true)]
public sealed class DesignerSerializerAttribute : [%$TOPIC/h3dk7h46_en-us_VS_110_2_0_1_0_3%]
[[%$TOPIC/h3dk7h46_en-us_VS_110_2_0_2_0_0%]([%$TOPIC/h3dk7h46_en-us_VS_110_2_0_2_0_1%]::Class|[%$TOPIC/h3dk7h46_en-us_VS_110_2_0_2_0_2%]::Interface, AllowMultiple = true, 
	Inherited = true)]
public ref class DesignerSerializerAttribute sealed : public [%$TOPIC/h3dk7h46_en-us_VS_110_2_0_2_0_3%]
[<[%$TOPIC/h3dk7h46_en-us_VS_110_2_0_3_0_0%]>]
[<[%$TOPIC/h3dk7h46_en-us_VS_110_2_0_3_0_1%]([%$TOPIC/h3dk7h46_en-us_VS_110_2_0_3_0_2%].Class|[%$TOPIC/h3dk7h46_en-us_VS_110_2_0_3_0_3%].Interface, AllowMultiple = true, 
    Inherited = true)>]
type DesignerSerializerAttribute =  
    class 
        inherit [%$TOPIC/h3dk7h46_en-us_VS_110_2_0_3_0_4%] 
    end

The DesignerSerializerAttribute type exposes the following members.

Constructors
  NameDescription
Public method DesignerSerializerAttribute(String, String)Initializes a new instance of the DesignerSerializerAttribute class.
Public method DesignerSerializerAttribute(String, Type)Initializes a new instance of the DesignerSerializerAttribute class.
Public method DesignerSerializerAttribute(Type, Type)Initializes a new instance of the DesignerSerializerAttribute class.
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Properties
  NameDescription
Public property SerializerBaseTypeNameGets the fully qualified type name of the serializer base type.
Public property SerializerTypeNameGets the fully qualified type name of the serializer.
Public property TypeIdIndicates a unique ID for this attribute type. (Overrides AttributeTypeId.)
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Methods
  NameDescription
Public method EqualsInfrastructure. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public method GetHashCodeReturns the hash code for this instance. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public method GetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public method IsDefaultAttributeWhen overridden in a derived class, indicates whether the value of this instance is the default value for the derived class. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public method MatchWhen overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public method ToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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Explicit Interface Implementations
  NameDescription
Explicit interface implemetation Private method _AttributeGetIDsOfNamesMaps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetation Private method _AttributeGetTypeInfoRetrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetation Private method _AttributeGetTypeInfoCountRetrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1). (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetation Private method _AttributeInvokeProvides access to properties and methods exposed by an object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
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Remarks

DesignerSerializerAttribute provides a way to indicate to the designer serialization manager that a specific type of serializer should be used when serializing the values of an object. This allows you to specify a serializer that is capable of serializing a custom type, for instance. Place this attribute on a class to indicate the serialization object to use when serializing the class.

Examples

The following code uses a DesignerSerializerAttribute to associate an example serializer with an example component.

<DesignerSerializerAttribute(GetType(ExampleSerializer), GetType(CodeDomSerializer))> _
 Public Class ExampleControl
    Inherits System.Windows.Forms.UserControl

    Public Sub New()
    End Sub 
End Class
    [DesignerSerializerAttribute(typeof(ExampleSerializer), typeof(CodeDomSerializer))]
	public class ExampleControl : System.Windows.Forms.UserControl
	{
		public ExampleControl()
		{

		}
	}
[DesignerSerializerAttribute(ExampleSerializer::typeid,CodeDomSerializer::typeid)]
public ref class ExampleControl: public UserControl
{
public:
   ExampleControl()
   {

   }
};
Version Information

.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
Platforms

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.

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