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Type.IsSerializable Property

Gets a value indicating whether the Type is serializable.

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

public virtual bool IsSerializable { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the Type is serializable; otherwise, false.

Implements

_Type.IsSerializable

If the current Type represents a constructed generic type, this property applies to the generic type definition from which the type was constructed. For example, if the current Type represents MyGenericType<int> (MyGenericType(Of Integer) in Visual Basic), the value of this property is determined by MyGenericType<T>.

If the current Type represents a type parameter in the definition of a generic type or generic method, this property always returns false.

The following example creates an instance of MyTestClass class, sets the [Serializable] attribute, and checks the IsSerializable property for true or false.


using System;
namespace SystemType
{
    public class MyClass
    {
        // Declare a public class with the [Serializable] attribute.
        [Serializable] public class MyTestClass 
        {
        }
        public static void Main(string []args)
        {
            try
            {
                bool myBool = false;
                MyTestClass myTestClassInstance = new MyTestClass();
                // Get the type of myTestClassInstance.
                Type myType = myTestClassInstance.GetType();
                // Get the IsSerializable property of myTestClassInstance.
                myBool = myType.IsSerializable;
                Console.WriteLine("\nIs {0} serializable? {1}.", myType.FullName, myBool.ToString());
            }
            catch (Exception e)
            {
                Console.WriteLine("\nAn exception occurred: {0}", e.Message);
            }
        }
    }
}


.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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