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MemberCodeDomSerializer Class

Provides the base class for serializing a reflection primitive within the object graph.

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

public abstract class MemberCodeDomSerializer : CodeDomSerializerBase

The MemberCodeDomSerializer class is a "meta" serializer; that is, is a serializer that does not serialize part of the object graph, but instead serializes a reflection primitive within the object graph. For example, a MemberCodeDomSerializer would be associated with a PropertyDescriptor in order for it to serialize a property. MemberCodeDomSerializer objects enable constructs, such as properties and events, to be logical, rather than requiring them to have a physical backing in code.

Unlike CodeDomSerializer classes, MemberCodeDomSerializer objects must be able to deserialize.


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