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ISurrogateSelector.GetSurrogate Method

Finds the surrogate that represents the specified object's type, starting with the specified surrogate selector for the specified serialization context.

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

ISerializationSurrogate GetSurrogate(
	Type type,
	StreamingContext context,
	out ISurrogateSelector selector


Type: System.Type
The Type of object (class) that needs a surrogate.
Type: System.Runtime.Serialization.StreamingContext
The source or destination context for the current serialization.
Type: System.Runtime.Serialization.ISurrogateSelector%
When this method returns, contains a ISurrogateSelector that holds a reference to the surrogate selector where the appropriate surrogate was found. This parameter is passed uninitialized.

Return Value

Type: System.Runtime.Serialization.ISerializationSurrogate
The appropriate surrogate for the given type in the given context.


The caller does not have the required permission.

This method is protected by a SecurityAction.LinkDemand for the SecurityPermission with the SecurityPermissionFlag.SerializationFormatter specified.

.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.