SerializerDescriptor.DefaultFileExtension Property

Gets the default extension associated with files that the serializer outputs.

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

public string DefaultFileExtension { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The default extension associated with files that the serializer outputs.

The following examples illustrate using DefaultFileExtension to return the default file extensions for installed plug-in serializers.

// 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 =
        serializerProvider.CreateSerializerWriter(selectedPlugIn,
                                                  package);
    IDocumentPaginatorSource idoc =
        flowDocument as IDocumentPaginatorSource;
    serializerWriter.Write(idoc.DocumentPaginator, null);
    package.Close();
    return true;
}
// ------------------------ PlugInFileFilter -------------------------- 
/// <summary> 
///   Gets a filter string for installed plug-in serializers.</summary> 
/// <remark> 
///   PlugInFileFilter is used to set the SaveFileDialog or 
///   OpenFileDialog "Filter" property when saving or opening files
///   using plug-in serializers.</remark> 
private string PlugInFileFilter
{
    get
    {   // Create a SerializerProvider for accessing plug-in serializers.
        SerializerProvider serializerProvider = new SerializerProvider();
        string filter = "";

        // For each loadable serializer, add its display 
        // name and extension to the filter string. 
        foreach (SerializerDescriptor serializerDescriptor in
            serializerProvider.InstalledSerializers)
        {
            if (serializerDescriptor.IsLoadable)
            {
                // After the first, separate entries with a "|".
                if (filter.Length > 0)   filter += "|";

                // Add an entry with the plug-in name and extension.
                filter += serializerDescriptor.DisplayName + " (*" +
                    serializerDescriptor.DefaultFileExtension + ")|*" +
                    serializerDescriptor.DefaultFileExtension;
            }
        }

        // Return the filter string of installed plug-in serializers. 
        return filter;
    }
}

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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