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SerializationInfo.GetSByte Method

Retrieves an 8-bit signed integer value from the SerializationInfo.

This method is not CLS-compliant. For more information about CLS compliance, see What is the Common Language Specification.

[Visual Basic]
Public Function GetSByte( _
   ByVal name As String _
) As SByte
public sbyte GetSByte(
 string name
public: char GetSByte(
 String* name
function GetSByte(
 name : String
) : SByte;


The name of the value to retrieve.

Return Value

The 8-bit signed integer 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 an 8-bit signed integer.
SerializationException An element with the specified name is not found in the current instance.


If the value is an Int8, or can be converted to an Int8, 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

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