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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.

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