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X509Certificate Constructor (SerializationInfo, StreamingContext)

Initializes a new instance of the X509Certificate class using a SerializationInfo object and a StreamingContext structure.

Namespace:  System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

Public Sub New ( _
	info As SerializationInfo, _
	context As StreamingContext _


Type: System.Runtime.Serialization.SerializationInfo
A SerializationInfo object that describes serialization information.
Type: System.Runtime.Serialization.StreamingContext
A StreamingContext structure that describes how serialization should be performed.


An error with the certificate occurs. For example:

  • The certificate file does not exist.

  • The certificate is invalid.

  • The certificate's password is incorrect.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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.