DateTimeValueSerializer Class
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DateTimeValueSerializer Class


Converts instances of String to and from instances of DateTime.

Namespace:   System.Windows.Markup
Assembly:  System.Xaml (in System.Xaml.dll)


public class DateTimeValueSerializer : ValueSerializer


Initializes a new instance of the DateTimeValueSerializer class.

System_CAPS_pubmethodCanConvertFromString(String, IValueSerializerContext)

Determines if the specified String can be convert to an instance of DateTime.(Overrides ValueSerializer.CanConvertFromString(String, IValueSerializerContext).)

System_CAPS_pubmethodCanConvertToString(Object, IValueSerializerContext)

Determines if the specified object can be converted to a String.(Overrides ValueSerializer.CanConvertToString(Object, IValueSerializerContext).)

System_CAPS_pubmethodConvertFromString(String, IValueSerializerContext)
System_CAPS_pubmethodConvertToString(Object, IValueSerializerContext)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)


Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection.(Inherited from Object.)


Returns an exception to throw when a conversion cannot be performed.(Inherited from ValueSerializer.)

System_CAPS_protmethodGetConvertToException(Object, Type)

Returns an exception to throw when a conversion cannot be performed.(Inherited from ValueSerializer.)


Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)


Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)


Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.(Inherited from Object.)


Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodTypeReferences(Object, IValueSerializerContext)

Gets an enumeration of the types referenced by the ValueSerializer.(Inherited from ValueSerializer.)

ValueSerializer is used rather than TypeConverter for cases where type conversion requires additional state. DateTimeValueSerializer is not attributed to a type with ValueSerializerAttribute. This is because DateTime is in mscorlib, and mscorlib cannot take dependencies on attribute classes that it does not define itself. Instead, usage of DateTimeValueSerializer is special-cased into XAML processor behavior in .NET Framework XAML Services behavior.

In previous versions of the .NET Framework, this class existed in the WPF-specific assembly WindowsBase. In .NET Framework 4, DateTimeValueSerializer is in the System.Xaml assembly. See Types Migrated from WPF to System.Xaml.

.NET Framework
Available since 3.0

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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