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IDesignerSerializationService Interface

Provides an interface that can invoke serialization and deserialization.

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

public interface IDesignerSerializationService

The IDesignerSerializationService type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodDeserializeDeserializes the specified serialization data object and returns a collection of objects represented by that data.
Public methodSerializeSerializes the specified collection of objects and stores them in a serialization data object.
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This service provides methods to convert a collection of objects to a serializable object that represents them, and to convert serialization data to the object or objects that it represents.

All components that support a designer must support serialization of each component's type. This occurs when the designer scans the public properties, methods, and events of each type and represents these within a type descriptor.

This interface uses the technique of scanning members to convert a collection of components into a single object that supports run-time serialization. This does not necessarily provide for the serialization of custom types that belong to the class. Many objects require a custom serializer to have their values serialized at run time. To specify a serializer for a custom type, use a DesignerSerializerAttribute attribute or implement an IDesignerSerializationProvider.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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