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Formatter Class

Formatter Class

Provides base functionality for the common language runtime serialization formatters.

This class is not CLS-compliant.  

Namespace: System.Runtime.Serialization
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

[SerializableAttribute] 
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)] 
[CLSCompliantAttribute(false)] 
public abstract class Formatter : IFormatter
/** @attribute SerializableAttribute() */ 
/** @attribute ComVisibleAttribute(true) */ 
/** @attribute CLSCompliantAttribute(false) */ 
public abstract class Formatter implements IFormatter
SerializableAttribute 
ComVisibleAttribute(true) 
CLSCompliantAttribute(false) 
public abstract class Formatter implements IFormatter
Not applicable.

Formatter is the abstract base class for all runtime serialization formatters, and provides some helper methods for implementing the IFormatter interface. The Formatter also manages queuing objects for serialization and generating IDs on a per-object basis.

Notes to Inheritors: When you inherit from Formatter, you must override the following members:

System.Object
  System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatter

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 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, 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

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