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Activity.Load Method (Stream, Activity, IFormatter)

Loads an instance of an Activity from a Stream using the custom IFormatter for deserialization.

Namespace:  System.Workflow.ComponentModel
Assembly:  System.Workflow.ComponentModel (in System.Workflow.ComponentModel.dll)

public static Activity Load(
	Stream stream,
	Activity outerActivity,
	IFormatter formatter


Type: System.IO.Stream
The target Stream of the load operation.
Type: System.Workflow.ComponentModel.Activity
The Activity that owns the context for the deserialized Activity.
Type: System.Runtime.Serialization.IFormatter
The IFormatter used to read from the Stream.

Return Value

Type: System.Workflow.ComponentModel.Activity
An instance of an Activity from a Stream.


stream is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


formatter is a null reference (Nothing).

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, 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.