SerializerProvider.CreateSerializerWriter Method (SerializerDescriptor, Stream)


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Initializes an object derived from the abstract SerializerWriter class for the specified Stream that will use the specified descriptor.

Namespace:   System.Windows.Documents.Serialization
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)

public SerializerWriter CreateSerializerWriter(
	SerializerDescriptor serializerDescriptor,
	Stream stream


Type: System.Windows.Documents.Serialization.SerializerDescriptor

A SerializerDescriptor that contains serialization information for the SerializerWriter.

Type: System.IO.Stream

The Stream to which the returned object writes.

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.Documents.Serialization.SerializerWriter

An object of a class derived from SerializerWriter.

Exception Condition

One of the parameters is null.


The serializerDescriptor is specifying the wrong version.


It is not registered.


The assembly file cannot be found.


The assembly cannot be loaded.

Only fully trusted applications can call CreateSerializerWriter.

The following example shows using CreateSerializerWriter to return a plug-in serialization writer for saving a file.

// Create a SerializerProvider for accessing plug-in serializers.
SerializerProvider serializerProvider = new SerializerProvider();

// Locate the serializer that matches the fileName extension.
SerializerDescriptor selectedPlugIn = null;
foreach ( SerializerDescriptor serializerDescriptor in
                serializerProvider.InstalledSerializers )
    if ( serializerDescriptor.IsLoadable &&
         fileName.EndsWith(serializerDescriptor.DefaultFileExtension) )
    {   // The plug-in serializer and fileName extensions match.
        selectedPlugIn = serializerDescriptor;
        break; // foreach

// If a match for a plug-in serializer was found,
// use it to output and store the document.
if (selectedPlugIn != null)
    Stream package = File.Create(fileName);
    SerializerWriter serializerWriter =
    IDocumentPaginatorSource idoc =
        flowDocument as IDocumentPaginatorSource;
    serializerWriter.Write(idoc.DocumentPaginator, null);
    return true;

.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
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