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WindowsIdentity Constructor (SerializationInfo, StreamingContext)

Initializes a new instance of the WindowsIdentity class for the user represented by information in a SerializationInfo stream.

Namespace:  System.Security.Principal
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public WindowsIdentity(
	SerializationInfo info,
	StreamingContext context


Type: System.Runtime.Serialization.SerializationInfo
The object containing the account information for the user.
Type: System.Runtime.Serialization.StreamingContext
An object that indicates the stream characteristics.


A WindowsIdentity cannot be serialized across processes.


The caller does not have the correct permissions.


A Win32 error occurred.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.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.