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StreamingContext.Context Property

Gets context specified as part of the additional context.

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

public Object Context { get; }
/** @property */
public Object get_Context ()

public function get Context () : Object

Property Value

The context specified as part of the additional context.

Can be a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

The following example creates an instance of the StreamingContext class using the state and additional parameters. The code also shows the deserialization of an object and retrieving the value of the Context property.

using System;
using System.Text;
using System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Binary;
using System.Runtime.Serialization;
using System.IO;
using System.Security.Permissions;

namespace StreamingContextExample
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            try
            {
                SerializeAndDeserialize();
            }
            catch (System.Exception exc)
            {
                Console.WriteLine(exc.Message);
            }
            finally
            {
                Console.WriteLine("Press <Enter> to exit....");
                Console.ReadLine();
            }
        }
        static void SerializeAndDeserialize()
        {
            object myObject = DateTime.Now;
            // Create a StreamingContext that includes a
            // a DateTime. 
            StreamingContext sc = new StreamingContext(
                StreamingContextStates.CrossProcess, myObject);
            BinaryFormatter bf = new BinaryFormatter(null, sc);
            MemoryStream ms = new MemoryStream(new byte[2048]);
            bf.Serialize(ms, new MyClass());
            ms.Seek(0, SeekOrigin.Begin);
            MyClass f = (MyClass)bf.Deserialize(ms);
            Console.WriteLine("\t MinValue: {0} \n\t MaxValue: {1}", 
                f.MinValue , f.MaxValue);
            Console.WriteLine("StreamingContext.State: {0}", 
                sc.State);

            DateTime myDateTime = (DateTime)sc.Context;
            Console.WriteLine("StreamingContext.Context: {0}",
                myDateTime.ToLongTimeString());
        }
    }

    [Serializable]
    [SecurityPermission(SecurityAction.Demand, SerializationFormatter = true)]
    class MyClass : ISerializable
    {
        private int minValue_value;
        private int maxValue_value;

        public MyClass()
        {
            minValue_value = int.MinValue;
            maxValue_value = int.MaxValue;
        }

        public int MinValue
        {
            get { return minValue_value; }
            set { minValue_value = value;}
        }

        public int MaxValue
        {
            get { return maxValue_value; }
            set { maxValue_value = value; }
        }

        void ISerializable.GetObjectData(SerializationInfo si, StreamingContext context)
        {
            si.AddValue("minValue", minValue_value);
            si.AddValue("maxValue", maxValue_value);
        }

        protected MyClass(SerializationInfo si, StreamingContext context)
        {
            minValue_value = (int)si.GetValue("minValue", typeof(int));
            maxValue_value = (int)si.GetValue("maxValue", typeof(int));            
        }
    }
}

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

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