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IDesignerSerializationManager Interface

Provides an interface that can manage design-time serialization.

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

public interface class IDesignerSerializationManager : IServiceProvider

A designer can utilize IDesignerSerializationManager to access services useful to managing design-time serialization processes. For example, a class that implements the designer serialization manager can use this interface to create objects, look up types, identify objects, and customize the serialization of particular types.

The following example illustrates how to use IDesignerSerializationManager to serialize and deserialize Code DOM statements.

#using <System.Drawing.dll>
#using <System.dll>
#using <System.Design.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::CodeDom;
using namespace System::ComponentModel;
using namespace System::ComponentModel::Design;
using namespace System::ComponentModel::Design::Serialization;
using namespace System::Drawing;
using namespace System::Windows::Forms;

namespace CodeDomSerializerSample
{
   ref class MyComponent;
   private ref class MyCodeDomSerializer: public CodeDomSerializer
   {
   public:
      Object^ Deserialize( IDesignerSerializationManager^ manager, Object^ codeObject )
      {
         // This is how we associate the component with the serializer.
         CodeDomSerializer^ baseClassSerializer = (CodeDomSerializer^)(
            manager->GetSerializer(
               MyComponent::typeid->BaseType, CodeDomSerializer::typeid ));

         /* This is the simplest case, in which the class just calls the base class
            to do the work. */ 
         return baseClassSerializer->Deserialize( manager, codeObject );
      }

      Object^ Serialize( IDesignerSerializationManager^ manager, Object^ value )
      {
         /* Associate the component with the serializer in the same manner as with
            Deserialize */
         CodeDomSerializer^ baseClassSerializer = (CodeDomSerializer^)(
            manager->GetSerializer(
               MyComponent::typeid->BaseType, CodeDomSerializer::typeid ));

         Object^ codeObject = baseClassSerializer->Serialize( manager, value );

         /* Anything could be in the codeObject.  This sample operates on a
            CodeStatementCollection. */ 
         if ( (CodeStatementCollection^)(codeObject) )
         {
            CodeStatementCollection^ statements = (CodeStatementCollection^)(codeObject);

            // The code statement collection is valid, so add a comment.
            String^ commentText = "This comment was added to this object by a custom serializer.";
            CodeCommentStatement^ comment = gcnew CodeCommentStatement( commentText );
            statements->Insert( 0, comment );
         }
         return codeObject;
      }
   };

   [DesignerSerializer(CodeDomSerializerSample::MyCodeDomSerializer::typeid,
      CodeDomSerializer::typeid)]
   public ref class MyComponent: public Component
   {
   private:
      String^ localProperty;

   public:
      MyComponent()
      {
         localProperty = "Component Property Value";
      }

      property String^ LocalProperty 
      {
         String^ get()
         {
            return localProperty;
         }
         void set( String^ value )
         {
            localProperty = value;
         }
      }
   };
}

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
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