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SerializationInfo.GetDateTime Method

Retrieves a DateTime value from the SerializationInfo.

[Visual Basic]
Public Function GetDateTime( _
   ByVal name As String _
) As DateTime
public DateTime GetDateTime(
 string name
public: DateTime GetDateTime(
 String* name
public function GetDateTime(
   name : String
) : DateTime;


The name of the value to retrieve.

Return Value

The DateTime value 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 DateTime value.
SerializationException An element with the specified name is not found in the current instance.


If the value is a DateTime, or can be converted to a DateTime, 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