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StreamingContext Structure

Describes the source and destination of a given serialized stream, and provides an additional caller-defined context.

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

[SerializableAttribute] 
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)] 
public value class StreamingContext
/** @attribute SerializableAttribute() */ 
/** @attribute ComVisibleAttribute(true) */ 
public final class StreamingContext extends ValueType
Not applicable.

Indicates the source or destination of the bits that the formatter uses. Classes with surrogates or that implement ISerializable can serialize or ignore fields and values based on the information stored in the streaming context. For example, a window handle is still valid if the State property is set to System.Runtime.Serialization.StreamingContextStates.CrossProcess.

The following code example demonstrates the StreamingContext structure.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

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

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
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