Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
The stream where the formatter puts the serialized data. This stream can reference a variety of backing stores (such as files, network, memory, and so on).
The object, or root of the object graph, to serialize. All child objects of this root object are automatically serialized.
The Serialize method automatically serializes the provided objects, and all objects connected to it, to the provided stream.
By default, the serialization process records an object's state by gathering the values of all its fields (public and private). These fields are saved to the stream along with information about the object such as the name qualified by the assembly for its type.
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.