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DataContractSerializer Constructor (Type, IEnumerable<Type>)

 
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Initializes a new instance of the DataContractSerializer class to serialize or deserialize an object of the specified type, and a collection of known types that may be present in the object graph.

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

public DataContractSerializer(
	Type type,
	IEnumerable<Type> knownTypes
)

Parameters

type
Type: System.Type

The type of the instances that are serialized or deserialized.

knownTypes
Type: System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable<Type>

An IEnumerable<T> of Type that contains the types that may be present in the object graph.

The following example creates an instance of the DataContractSerializer that specifies the type to serialize or deserialize and a collection of known types that can be used in the object graph.

public static void Constructor2()
{
    // Create a generic List of types and add the known types
    // to the collection.
    List<Type> knownTypeList = new List<Type>();
    knownTypeList.Add(typeof(PurchaseOrder));
    knownTypeList.Add(typeof(PurchaseOrderV3));

    // Create a DatatContractSerializer with the collection.
    DataContractSerializer ser2 = new DataContractSerializer(
        typeof(Orders), knownTypeList);

    // Other code not shown.
}

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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