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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
Object Deserialize (
	Stream serializationStream
function Deserialize (
	serializationStream : Stream
) : Object



The stream that contains the data to deserialize.

Return Value

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.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0