Type.IsSerializable Property

Gets a value indicating whether the Type is serializable.

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

Public ReadOnly Property IsSerializable As Boolean
Dim instance As Type
Dim value As Boolean

value = instance.IsSerializable

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

public final function get IsSerializable () : boolean

Not applicable.

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.

Imports System
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic
Namespace SystemType
    Public Class [MyClass]
        ' Declare a public class with the [Serializable] attribute.
        <Serializable()> Public Class MyTestClass
        End Class 'MyTestClass
        Public Overloads Shared Sub Main()
                Dim myBool As Boolean = False
                Dim myTestClassInstance As New MyTestClass()
                ' Get the type of myTestClassInstance.
                Dim myType As Type = myTestClassInstance.GetType()
                ' Get the IsSerializable property of myTestClassInstance.
                myBool = myType.IsSerializable
                Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Cr + "Is {0} serializable? {1}.", myType.FullName, myBool.ToString())
            Catch e As Exception
                Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Cr + "An exception occurred: {0}", e.Message.ToString())
            End Try
        End Sub 'Main
    End Class '[MyClass]
End Namespace 'SystemType

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 Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0