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BinaryFormatter::Deserialize Method (Stream, HeaderHandler)

Deserializes the specified stream into an object graph. The provided HeaderHandler handles any headers in that stream.

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

virtual Object^ Deserialize(
	Stream^ serializationStream, 
	HeaderHandler^ handler
) sealed


Type: System.IO::Stream
The stream from which to deserialize the object graph.
Type: System.Runtime.Remoting.Messaging::HeaderHandler
The HeaderHandler that handles any headers in the serializationStream. Can be nullptr.

Return Value

Type: System::Object
The deserialized object or the top object (root) of the object graph.


IRemotingFormatter::Deserialize(Stream, HeaderHandler)


The serializationStream is nullptr.


The serializationStream supports seeking, but its length is 0.


The target type is a Decimal, but the value is out of range of the Decimal type.


The caller does not have the required permission.

Headers are used only for specific remoting applications.

In order for deserialization to succeed the current position in the stream must be at the beginning of the object graph.

.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.