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IsSerializable Property

Type.IsSerializable Property

Gets a value indicating whether the Type is serializable.

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

public virtual bool IsSerializable { get; }

Property Value

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

Implements

_Type.IsSerializable

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 System;
namespace SystemType
{
    public class MyClass
    {
        // Declare a public class with the [Serializable] attribute.
        [Serializable] public class MyTestClass 
        {
        }
        public static void Main(string []args)
        {
            try
            {
                bool myBool = false;
                MyTestClass myTestClassInstance = new 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.ToString());
            }
            catch (Exception e)
            {
                Console.WriteLine("\nAn exception occurred: {0}", e.Message);
            }
        }
    }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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