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FormatterServices Class

Provides static methods to aid with the implementation of a Formatter for serialization. This class cannot be inherited.


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

public sealed class FormatterServices

The FormatterServices type exposes the following members.

Public methodStatic memberCheckTypeSecurityDetermines whether the specified Type can be deserialized with the TypeFilterLevel property set to Low.
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodStatic memberGetObjectDataExtracts the data from the specified object and returns it as an array of objects.
Public methodStatic memberGetSafeUninitializedObjectCreates a new instance of the specified object type.
Public methodStatic memberGetSerializableMembers(Type)Gets all the serializable members for a class of the specified Type.
Public methodStatic memberGetSerializableMembers(Type, StreamingContext)Gets all the serializable members for a class of the specified Type and in the provided StreamingContext.
Public methodStatic memberGetSurrogateForCyclicalReferenceReturns a serialization surrogate for the specified ISerializationSurrogate.
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodStatic memberGetTypeFromAssemblyLooks up the Type of the specified object in the provided Assembly.
Public methodStatic memberGetUninitializedObjectCreates a new instance of the specified object type.
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodStatic memberPopulateObjectMembersPopulates the specified object with values for each field drawn from the data array of objects.
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

.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.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.