GetDateTime Method

SerializationInfo.GetDateTime Method

Retrieves a DateTime value from the SerializationInfo store.

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

public DateTime GetDateTime (
	string name
public DateTime GetDateTime (
	String name
public function GetDateTime (
	name : String
) : DateTime
Not applicable.



The name associated with the value to retrieve.

Return Value

The DateTime value associated with name.

Exception typeCondition


name is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


The value associated with name cannot be converted to a DateTime value.


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, a InvalidCastException is thrown. All conversions are done by the IFormatterConverter associated with this SerializationInfo.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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