StreamingContext.Context Property


Gets context specified as part of the additional context.

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

Public ReadOnly Property Context As Object

Property Value

Type: System.Object

The context specified as part of the additional context.

Can be null.

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.

Imports System
Imports System.Text
Imports System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Binary
Imports System.Runtime.Serialization
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Security.Permissions

Class Program

    Shared Sub Main(ByVal args() As String) 
        Catch exc As System.Exception
            Console.WriteLine("Press <Enter> to exit....")
        End Try

    End Sub 

    Shared Sub SerializeAndDeserialize() 
        Dim myObject As Object = DateTime.Now
        ' Create a StreamingContext that includes a
        ' a DateTime. 
        Dim sc As New StreamingContext(StreamingContextStates.CrossProcess, myObject)
        Dim bf As New BinaryFormatter(Nothing, sc)
        Dim ms As New MemoryStream(New Byte(2047) {})
        bf.Serialize(ms, New [MyClass]())
        ms.Seek(0, SeekOrigin.Begin)
        Dim f As [MyClass] = CType(bf.Deserialize(ms), [MyClass])
        Console.WriteLine(vbTab + " MinValue: {0} " + vbLf + vbTab + " MaxValue: {1}", f.MinValue, f.MaxValue)
        Console.WriteLine("StreamingContext.State: {0}", sc.State)

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

    End Sub 
End Class 

<Serializable(), SecurityPermission(SecurityAction.Demand, SerializationFormatter := True)>  _
Class [MyClass]
    Implements ISerializable
    Private minValue_value As Integer
    Private maxValue_value As Integer

    Public Sub New() 
        minValue_value = Integer.MinValue
        maxValue_value = Integer.MaxValue    
    End Sub     

    Public Property MinValue() As Integer 
            Return minValue_value
        End Get
            minValue_value = value
        End Set
    End Property 

    Public Property MaxValue() As Integer 
            Return maxValue_value
        End Get
            maxValue_value = value
        End Set
    End Property

    Sub GetObjectData(ByVal si As SerializationInfo, ByVal context As StreamingContext)  Implements ISerializable.GetObjectData
        si.AddValue("minValue", minValue_value)
        si.AddValue("maxValue", maxValue_value)

    End Sub   

    Protected Sub New(ByVal si As SerializationInfo, ByVal context As StreamingContext) 
        minValue_value = Fix(si.GetValue("minValue", GetType(Integer)))
        maxValue_value = Fix(si.GetValue("maxValue", GetType(Integer)))
    End Sub 
End Class 

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Available since 4.0
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