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Formatter.SurrogateSelector Property

When overridden in a derived class, gets or sets the ISurrogateSelector used with the current formatter.

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

public abstract ISurrogateSelector SurrogateSelector { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Runtime.Serialization.ISurrogateSelector
The ISurrogateSelector used with the current formatter.



Use the SurrogateSelector to look up implementations of ISerializationSurrogate that control the serialization of a particular type.

If an object type has a matching surrogate, then serialization and deserialization are handed off to the surrogate even if the type implements the ISerializable interface.

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