Deserialize Method (Stream)
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SoapFormatter.Deserialize Method (Stream)

Deserializes the data on the provided stream and reconstitutes the graph of objects.

Namespace:  System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Soap
Assembly:  System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Soap (in System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Soap.dll)

Public Function Deserialize ( _
	serializationStream As Stream _
) As Object


Type: System.IO.Stream
The stream that contains the data to deserialize.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
The top object of the deserialized graph (root).




serializationStream is Nothing.

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

Imports System.IO
Imports System.Collections
Imports System.Runtime.Serialization

' Note: When building this code, you must reference the
' System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Soap.dll assembly.
Imports System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Soap

Module App

   Sub Main()
   End Sub

   Sub Serialize()
      ' Create a hashtable of values that will eventually be serialized.
      Dim addresses As New Hashtable
      addresses.Add("Jeff", "123 Main Street, Redmond, WA 98052")
      addresses.Add("Fred", "987 Pine Road, Phila., PA 19116")
      addresses.Add("Mary", "PO Box 112233, Palo Alto, CA 94301")

      ' To serialize the hashtable (and its key/value pairs), 
      ' you must first open a stream for writing.
      ' Use a file stream here.
      Dim fs As New FileStream("DataFile.soap", FileMode.Create)

      ' Construct a SoapFormatter and use it 
      ' to serialize the data to the stream.
      Dim formatter As New SoapFormatter
         formatter.Serialize(fs, addresses)
      Catch e As SerializationException
         Console.WriteLine("Failed to serialize. Reason: " & e.Message)
      End Try
   End Sub

   Sub Deserialize()
      ' Declare the hashtable reference.
      Dim addresses As Hashtable = Nothing

      ' Open the file containing the data that you want to deserialize.
      Dim fs As New FileStream("DataFile.soap", FileMode.Open)
         Dim formatter As New SoapFormatter

         ' Deserialize the hashtable from the file and 
         ' assign the reference to the local variable.
         addresses = DirectCast(formatter.Deserialize(fs), Hashtable)
      Catch e As SerializationException
         Console.WriteLine("Failed to deserialize. Reason: " & e.Message)
      End Try

      ' To prove that the table deserialized correctly, 
      ' display the key/value pairs to the console.
      Dim de As DictionaryEntry
      For Each de In addresses
         Console.WriteLine("{0} lives at {1}.", de.Key, de.Value)
   End Sub
End Module

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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

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