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BinaryFormatter Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the BinaryFormatter class with default values.

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

new : unit -> BinaryFormatter

This constructor sets the properties of the BinaryFormatter object as follows:

Property Type



a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic)


A StreamingContext with a value that indicates that serialized data can be transmitted to or received from any of the other contexts. (StreamingContextStates.All)

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.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.