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SerializationInfo.GetChar Method

Retrieves a Unicode character value from the SerializationInfo.

[Visual Basic]
Public Function GetChar( _
   ByVal name As String _
) As Char
public char GetChar(
 string name
public: __wchar_t GetChar(
 String* name
public function GetChar(
   name : String
) : Char;


The name of the value to retrieve.

Return Value

The Unicode character associated with name.


Exception Type Condition
ArgumentNullException name is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).
InvalidCastException The value associated with name cannot be converted to a Unicode character.
SerializationException 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, an InvalidCastException is thrown. All conversions are done by the IFormatterConverter associated with this SerializationInfo.


Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

See Also

SerializationInfo Class | SerializationInfo Members | System.Runtime.Serialization Namespace