IsSerializable Property

Type::IsSerializable Property

Gets a value indicating whether the Type is serializable.

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

virtual property bool IsSerializable {
	bool get ();

Property Value

Type: System::Boolean
true if the Type is serializable; otherwise, false.



If the current Type represents a constructed generic type, this property applies to the generic type definition from which the type was constructed. For example, if the current Type represents MyGenericType<int> (MyGenericType(Of Integer) in Visual Basic), the value of this property is determined by MyGenericType<T>.

If the current Type represents a type parameter in the definition of a generic type or generic method, this property always returns false.

The following example creates an instance of MyTestClass class, sets the [Serializable] attribute, and checks the IsSerializable property for true or false.

using namespace System;
public ref class MyClass

   // Declare a public class with the [Serializable] attribute.

   ref class MyTestClass{};


int main()
      bool myBool = false;
      MyClass::MyTestClass^ myTestClassInstance = gcnew MyClass::MyTestClass;

      // Get the type of myTestClassInstance.
      Type^ myType = myTestClassInstance->GetType();

      // Get the IsSerializable property of myTestClassInstance.
      myBool = myType->IsSerializable;
      Console::WriteLine( "\nIs {0} serializable? {1}.", myType->FullName, myBool );
   catch ( Exception^ e ) 
      Console::WriteLine( "\nAn exception occurred: {0}", e->Message );


.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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