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SoapFormatter.Deserialize Method (Stream, HeaderHandler)

Deserializes the stream into an object graph with any headers in that stream being handled by the given HeaderHandler.

Namespace: System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Soap
Assembly: System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Soap (in system.runtime.serialization.formatters.soap.dll)

public Object Deserialize (
	Stream serializationStream,
	HeaderHandler handler
public final Object Deserialize (
	Stream serializationStream, 
	HeaderHandler handler
public final function Deserialize (
	serializationStream : Stream, 
	handler : HeaderHandler
) : Object



The stream that contains the data to deserialize.


Delegate to handle any headers found on the stream. Can be a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Return Value

The top object of the deserialized graph (root).

Exception typeCondition


serializationStream is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


serializationStream supports seeking, and its length is 0.

Headers are used only for specific remoting applications. The HeaderHandler parameter is one of two ways to return headers from a stream in SOAP Remote Procedure Call (RPC) format. The other way is to use the TopObject property.

For successful deserialization, the current position in the stream must be at the beginning of the object graph.

TimeSpan Serialization

TimeSpan objects are serialized according to the ISO 8601: 1998 section "Alternative" standard.

  • Full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted code. For more information, see .

Windows 98, Windows 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0