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IDeserializationCallback Interface

Indicates that a class is to be notified when deserialization of the entire object graph has been completed. Note that this interface is not called when deserializing with the XmlSerializer (System.Xml.Serialization.XmlSerializer).

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

[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public interface class IDeserializationCallback

The IDeserializationCallback type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodOnDeserializationRuns when the entire object graph has been deserialized.
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Notes to Implementers

Implement the current interface as part of support for a method that is called when deserialization of the object graph is complete.

If an object needs to execute code on its child objects, it can delay this action, implement IDeserializationCallback, and execute the code only when it is called back on this interface.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Collections;
using namespace System::Runtime::Serialization::Formatters::Binary;
using namespace System::Runtime::Serialization;

// This class is serializable and will have its OnDeserialization method 
// called after each instance of this class is deserialized.

[Serializable]
ref class Circle: public IDeserializationCallback
{
private:
   Double m_radius;

public:

   // To reduce the size of the serialization stream, the field below is  
   // not serialized. This field is calculated when an object is constructed 
   // or after an instance of this class is deserialized.

   [NonSerialized]
   Double m_area;
   Circle( Double radius )
   {
      m_radius = radius;
      m_area = Math::PI * radius * radius;
   }

   virtual void OnDeserialization( Object^ /*sender*/ )
   {
      // After being deserialized, initialize the m_area field  
      // using the deserialized m_radius value.
      m_area = Math::PI * m_radius * m_radius;
   }

   virtual String^ ToString() override
   {
      return String::Format( "radius= {0}, area= {1}", m_radius, m_area );
   }
};

void Serialize()
{
   Circle^ c = gcnew Circle( 10 );
   Console::WriteLine( "Object being serialized: {0}", c );

   // To serialize the Circle, you must first open a stream for  
   // writing. We will use a file stream here.
   FileStream^ fs = gcnew FileStream( "DataFile.dat",FileMode::Create );

   // Construct a BinaryFormatter and use it to serialize the data to the stream.
   BinaryFormatter^ formatter = gcnew BinaryFormatter;
   try
   {
      formatter->Serialize( fs, c );
   }
   catch ( SerializationException^ e ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "Failed to serialize. Reason: {0}", e->Message );
      throw;
   }
   finally
   {
      fs->Close();
   }
}

void Deserialize()
{
   // Declare the Circle reference.
   Circle^ c = nullptr;

   // Open the file containing the data that we want to deserialize.
   FileStream^ fs = gcnew FileStream( "DataFile.dat",FileMode::Open );
   try
   {
      BinaryFormatter^ formatter = gcnew BinaryFormatter;

      // Deserialize the Circle from the file and  
      // assign the reference to our local variable.
      c = dynamic_cast<Circle^>(formatter->Deserialize( fs ));
   }
   catch ( SerializationException^ e ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "Failed to deserialize. Reason: {0}", e->Message );
      throw;
   }
   finally
   {
      fs->Close();
   }

   // To prove that the Circle deserialized correctly, display its area.
   Console::WriteLine( "Object being deserialized: {0}", c );
}

[STAThread]
int main()
{
   Serialize();
   Deserialize();
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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