BinaryFormatter.Deserialize Method (Stream)

Deserializes the specified stream into an object graph.

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

public Object Deserialize (
	Stream serializationStream
)
public final Object Deserialize (
	Stream serializationStream
)
public final function Deserialize (
	serializationStream : Stream
) : Object

Parameters

serializationStream

The stream from which to deserialize the object graph.

Return Value

The top (root) of the object graph.

Exception typeCondition

ArgumentNullException

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

SerializationException

The serializationStream supports seeking, but its length is 0.

SecurityException

The caller does not have the required permission.

For successful deserialization, the current position in the stream must be at the beginning of the object graph.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Collections;
using System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Binary;
using System.Runtime.Serialization;

public class App 
{
    [STAThread]
    static void Main() 
    {
        Serialize();
        Deserialize();
    }

    static void Serialize() 
    {
        // Create a hashtable of values that will eventually be serialized.
        Hashtable addresses = new Hashtable();
        addresses.Add("Jeff", "123 Main Street, Redmond, WA 98052");
        addresses.Add("Fred", "987 Pine Road, Phila., PA 19116");
        addresses.Add("Mary", "PO Box 112233, Palo Alto, CA 94301");

        // To serialize the hashtable and its key/value pairs,  
        // you must first open a stream for writing. 
        // In this case, use a file stream.
        FileStream fs = new FileStream("DataFile.dat", FileMode.Create);

        // Construct a BinaryFormatter and use it to serialize the data to the stream.
        BinaryFormatter formatter = new BinaryFormatter();
        try 
        {
            formatter.Serialize(fs, addresses);
        }
        catch (SerializationException e) 
        {
            Console.WriteLine("Failed to serialize. Reason: " + e.Message);
            throw;
        }
        finally 
        {
            fs.Close();
        }
    }

   
    static void Deserialize() 
    {
        // Declare the hashtable reference.
        Hashtable addresses  = null;

        // Open the file containing the data that you want to deserialize.
        FileStream fs = new FileStream("DataFile.dat", FileMode.Open);
        try 
        {
            BinaryFormatter formatter = new BinaryFormatter();

            // Deserialize the hashtable from the file and 
            // assign the reference to the local variable.
            addresses = (Hashtable) formatter.Deserialize(fs);
        }
        catch (SerializationException e) 
        {
            Console.WriteLine("Failed to deserialize. Reason: " + e.Message);
            throw;
        }
        finally 
        {
            fs.Close();
        }

        // To prove that the table deserialized correctly, 
        // display the key/value pairs.
        foreach (DictionaryEntry de in addresses) 
        {
            Console.WriteLine("{0} lives at {1}.", de.Key, de.Value);
        }
    }
}

import System.*;
import System.IO.*;
import System.Collections.*;
import System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Binary.*;
import System.Runtime.Serialization.*;

public class App
{
    /** @attribute STAThread()
     */
    public static void main(String[] args) throws SerializationException
    {
        Serialize();
        Deserialize();
    } //main

    static void Serialize() throws SerializationException
    {
        // Create a hashtable of values that will eventually be serialized.
        Hashtable addresses = new Hashtable();

        addresses.Add("Jeff", "123 Main Street, Redmond, WA 98052");
        addresses.Add("Fred", "987 Pine Road, Phila., PA 19116");
        addresses.Add("Mary", "PO Box 112233, Palo Alto, CA 94301");

        // To serialize the hashtable and its key/value pairs,  
        // you must first open a stream for writing. 
        // In this case, use a file stream.
        FileStream fs = new FileStream("DataFile.dat", FileMode.Create);

        // Construct a BinaryFormatter and use it to serialize the data to the 
        // stream.
        BinaryFormatter formatter = new BinaryFormatter();

        try {
            formatter.Serialize(fs, addresses);
        }
        catch (SerializationException e) {
            Console.WriteLine("Failed to serialize. Reason: " 
                + e.get_Message());
            throw e;
        }
        finally {
            fs.Close();
        }
    } //Serialize

    static void Deserialize() throws SerializationException
    {
        // Declare the hashtable reference.
        Hashtable addresses = null;

        // Open the file containing the data that you want to deserialize.
        FileStream fs = new FileStream("DataFile.dat", FileMode.Open);

        try {
            BinaryFormatter formatter = new BinaryFormatter();

            // Deserialize the hashtable from the file and 
            // assign the reference to the local variable.
            addresses = (Hashtable)(formatter.Deserialize(fs));
        }
        catch (SerializationException e) {
            Console.WriteLine("Failed to deserialize. Reason: " 
                + e.get_Message());
            throw e;
        }
        finally {
            fs.Close();
        }

        // To prove that the table deserialized correctly, 
        // display the key/value pairs.
        IEnumerator objEnum = addresses.GetEnumerator();
        while (objEnum.MoveNext()) {
            DictionaryEntry de = (DictionaryEntry)objEnum.get_Current();        
            Console.WriteLine("{0} lives at {1}.", de.get_Key(), 
                de.get_Value());
        }
    } //Deserialize
} //App

Windows 98, Windows 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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