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DataContractSerializer Constructor (Type, IEnumerable<Type>)

Initializes a new instance of the DataContractSerializer class to serialize or deserialize an object of the specified type, and a collection of known types that may be present in the object graph.

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

public DataContractSerializer(
	Type type,
	IEnumerable<Type> knownTypes
)

Parameters

type
Type: System.Type

The type of the instances that are serialized or deserialized.

knownTypes
Type: System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable<Type>

An IEnumerable<T> of Type that contains the types that may be present in the object graph.

The following example creates an instance of the DataContractSerializer that specifies the type to serialize or deserialize and a collection of known types that can be used in the object graph.

public static void Constructor2()
{
    // Create a generic List of types and add the known types 
    // to the collection.
    List<Type> knownTypeList = new List<Type>();
    knownTypeList.Add(typeof(PurchaseOrder));
    knownTypeList.Add(typeof(PurchaseOrderV3));

    // Create a DatatContractSerializer with the collection.
    DataContractSerializer ser2 = new DataContractSerializer(
        typeof(Orders), knownTypeList);

    // Other code not shown.
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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