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Formatter.Context Property

When overridden in a derived class, gets or sets the StreamingContext used for the current serialization.

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

public abstract StreamingContext Context { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Runtime.Serialization.StreamingContext
The StreamingContext used for the current serialization.



The StreamingContext is an indication of either the source of the bits being deserialized or the destination of the bits being serialized. It has no impact on default serialization, but is passed as an argument to ISerializable and ISerializationSurrogate.

Notes to Inheritors:

You must implement this property in a derived class.

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, 1.1, 1.0