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CodeDomComponentSerializationService Class

Serializes a set of components into a serialization store.

Namespace:  System.ComponentModel.Design.Serialization
Assembly:  System.Design (in System.Design.dll)

public sealed class CodeDomComponentSerializationService : ComponentSerializationService

The CodeDomComponentSerializationService class serializes a set of components or serializable objects into a serialization store. The store can then be deserialized at a later time. The CodeDomComponentSerializationService class differs from other serialization schemes in that the serialization format is opaque, and it allows for partial serialization of objects. For example, you can choose to serialize only selected properties for an object.

The base class, ComponentSerializationService, replaces the IDesignerSerializationService interface from the .NET Framework version 1.0, although the latter is retained for backward compatibility. The CodeDomComponentSerializationService class does not implement the IDesignerSerializationService interface, but if you query for IDesignerSerializationService, the CodeDomDesignerLoader provides a bridge implementation to ensure backward compatibility.


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0