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SerializationInfo.GetChar Method

Retrieves a Unicode character value from the SerializationInfo store.

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

public char GetChar(
	string name


Type: System.String
The name associated with the value to retrieve.

Return Value

Type: System.Char
The Unicode character associated with name.


name is null.


The value associated with name cannot be converted to a Unicode character.


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

If the value is a Unicode character, 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.

.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.