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SerializationInfo.GetByte Method

Retrieves an 8-bit unsigned integer value from the SerializationInfo store.

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

Public Function GetByte ( _
	name As String _
) As Byte
Dim instance As SerializationInfo 
Dim name As String 
Dim returnValue As Byte 

returnValue = instance.GetByte(name)


Type: System.String

The name associated with the value to retrieve.

Return Value

Type: System.Byte
The 8-bit unsigned integer associated with name.


name is Nothing.


The value associated with name cannot be converted to an 8-bit unsigned integer.


An element with the specified name is not found in the current instance.

If the value is an 8-bit unsigned integer, or can be converted to one, that value is returned; otherwise, a InvalidCastException is thrown. All conversions are done by the IFormatterConverter associated with this SerializationInfo.

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