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SerializationInfo.GetString Method

Retrieves a String value from the SerializationInfo store.

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

public string GetString (
	string name
public String GetString (
	String name
public function GetString (
	name : String
) : String



The name associated with the value to retrieve.

Return Value

The String associated with name.

Exception typeCondition


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


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


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

If the value is a String, or can be converted to a String, that value is returned; otherwise, a InvalidCastException is thrown. All conversions are done by the IFormatterConverter associated with this SerializationInfo.

Windows 98, Windows 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0