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JavaScriptSerializer.RegisterConverters Method

Registers a custom converter with the JavaScriptSerializer instance.

Namespace:  System.Web.Script.Serialization
Assembly:  System.Web.Extensions (in System.Web.Extensions.dll)

public void RegisterConverters(
	IEnumerable<JavaScriptConverter> converters


Type: System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable<JavaScriptConverter>
An array that contains the custom converters to be registered.


converters is null.

You can register one or more custom converters with a JavaScriptSerializer instance by using the RegisterConverters method. When custom converters are registered, JavaScriptSerializer uses the converters both to serialize managed types and to deserialize JSON strings to managed types.

Multiple converters can be registered with the same JavaScriptSerializer instance, and these converters can indicate support for the same type. As a result, the last converter that is registered for a specific type is the one that will be used by JavaScriptSerializer to serialize the type.

For more information about custom converters, see the JavaScriptConverter class.

The following example shows how to register a custom converter with a JavaScriptSerializer instance. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the JavaScriptSerializer class.

serializer = new JavaScriptSerializer();

// Register the custom converter.
serializer.RegisterConverters(new JavaScriptConverter[] { 
    new System.Web.Script.Serialization.CS.ListItemCollectionConverter() });

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, 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.