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 () sealed;
/** @property */
public final boolean get_IsSerializable ()

public final function get IsSerializable () : boolean

Property Value

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 );


package SystemType;

import System.*;

public class MyClass
    // Declare a public class with the [Serializable] attribute.
    /** @attribute Serializable()
    public static class MyTestClass
    } //MyTestClass

    public static void main(String[] args)
        try {
            boolean myBool = false;
            MyTestClass myTestClassInstance = new MyTestClass();

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

            // Get the IsSerializable property of myTestClassInstance.
            myBool = myType.get_IsSerializable();
            Console.WriteLine("\nIs {0} serializable? {1}.",
                myType.get_FullName(), System.Convert.ToString(myBool));
        catch (System.Exception e) {
            Console.WriteLine("\nAn exception occurred: {0}", e.get_Message());
    } //main
} //MyClass

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, 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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