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SurrogateSelector.AddSurrogate Method

Adds a surrogate to the list of checked surrogates.

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

public virtual void AddSurrogate(
	Type type,
	StreamingContext context,
	ISerializationSurrogate surrogate


Type: System.Type
The Type for which the surrogate is required.
Type: System.Runtime.Serialization.StreamingContext
The context-specific data.
Type: System.Runtime.Serialization.ISerializationSurrogate
The surrogate to call for this type.


The type or surrogate parameter is null.


A surrogate already exists for this type and context.

The following code example demonstrates calling the AddSurrogate method. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the SurrogateSelector class.

// Create a SurrogateSelector.
SurrogateSelector ss = new SurrogateSelector();

// Tell the SurrogateSelector that Employee objects are serialized and deserialized 
// using the EmployeeSerializationSurrogate object.
new StreamingContext(StreamingContextStates.All),
new EmployeeSerializationSurrogate());

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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

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