IPEndPoint.Serialize Method

Serializes endpoint information into a SocketAddress instance.

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

'Declaration
Public Overrides Function Serialize As SocketAddress
'Usage
Dim instance As IPEndPoint
Dim returnValue As SocketAddress

returnValue = instance.Serialize
public SocketAddress Serialize ()
public override function Serialize () : SocketAddress
Not applicable.

Return Value

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 Shared Function serializeEndpoint(ByVal endpoint As IPEndPoint) As SocketAddress

  ' Serialize IPEndPoint details to a SocketAddress instance.
  Dim socketAddress As SocketAddress = endpoint.Serialize()

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

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

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

  Return socketAddress
End Function 'serializeEndpoint


// 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.get_Family()));
    Console.WriteLine(("Socket.Size : " + socketAddress.get_Size()));
    Console.WriteLine("Press any key to continue.");
    Console.ReadLine();
    return socketAddress;
} //SerializeEndpoint

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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