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ISurrogateSelector Interface

Indicates a serialization surrogate selector class.

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

[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public interface ISurrogateSelector

The ISurrogateSelector type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodChainSelectorSpecifies the next ISurrogateSelector for surrogates to examine if the current instance does not have a surrogate for the specified type and assembly in the specified context.
Public methodGetNextSelectorReturns the next surrogate selector in the chain.
Public methodGetSurrogateFinds the surrogate that represents the specified object's type, starting with the specified surrogate selector for the specified serialization context.
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Surrogate selectors implement the ISurrogateSelector interface to assist formatters in selecting surrogates to delegate to the serialization or deserialization of other objects.

.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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