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Deserialize Method (Stream, HeaderHandler)
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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)

public Object Deserialize (
	Stream serializationStream,
	HeaderHandler handler
public final Object Deserialize (
	Stream serializationStream, 
	HeaderHandler handler
public final function Deserialize (
	serializationStream : Stream, 
	handler : HeaderHandler
) : Object
Not applicable.



The stream from which to deserialize the object graph.


The HeaderHandler that handles any headers in the serializationStream. Can be a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Return Value

The deserialized object or the top object (root) of the object graph.

Exception typeCondition


The serializationStream is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


The serializationStream supports seeking, but its length is 0.


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.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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