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DesignerSerializerAttribute Class

Indicates a serializer for the serialization manager to use to serialize the values of the type this attribute is applied to. This class cannot be inherited.

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

[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class|AttributeTargets.Interface, AllowMultiple = true, 
	Inherited = true)]
public sealed class DesignerSerializerAttribute : Attribute

DesignerSerializerAttribute provides a way to indicate to the designer serialization manager that a specific type of serializer should be used when serializing the values of an object. This allows you to specify a serializer that is capable of serializing a custom type, for instance. Place this attribute on a class to indicate the serialization object to use when serializing the class.

The following code uses a DesignerSerializerAttribute to associate an example serializer with an example component.

    [DesignerSerializerAttribute(typeof(ExampleSerializer), typeof(CodeDomSerializer))]
	public class ExampleControl : System.Windows.Forms.UserControl
		public ExampleControl()



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

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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, 1.1, 1.0