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IFormatter.Deserialize Method

Deserializes the data on the provided stream and reconstitutes the graph of objects.

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

Object Deserialize(
	Stream serializationStream


Type: System.IO.Stream
The stream that contains the data to deserialize.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
The top object of the deserialized graph.

The Deserialize method reads graph information from the stream and reconstructs a clone of the original graph. The topology of the graph is preserved.

The deserialization process allocates an empty object of the appropriate type and repopulates its fields from the data transmitted in the serializationStream stream. It is important to note that no constructor is ever called on the object during deserialization.

.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.