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IPEndPoint.Serialize Method

Serializes endpoint information into a SocketAddress instance.

Namespace:  System.Net
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

public override SocketAddress Serialize()

Return Value

Type: System.Net.SocketAddress
A SocketAddress instance containing the socket address for the endpoint.

The following example uses the Serialize method to serialize endpoint information into a SocketAddress instance.

// The serializeEndpoint method serializes the endpoint and returns the 
// SocketAddress containing the serialized endpoint data.
private static SocketAddress serializeEndpoint(IPEndPoint endpoint)

  // Serialize IPEndPoint details to a SocketAddress instance.
  SocketAddress socketAddress = endpoint.Serialize();

  // Display the serialized endpoint information.
  Console.WriteLine("Endpoint.Serialize() : " + socketAddress.ToString());

  Console.WriteLine("Socket.Family : " + socketAddress.Family);
  Console.WriteLine("Socket.Size : " + socketAddress.Size);

  Console.WriteLine("Press any key to continue.");

  return socketAddress;

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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