Bug 24541 - Microsoft.VisualBasic.Collections can not be serialized
Summary: Microsoft.VisualBasic.Collections can not be serialized
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Class Libraries
Classification: Mono
Component: VB Runtime ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: Untriaged
Assignee: Rolf Bjarne Kvinge [MSFT]
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Reported: 2014-11-14 15:15 UTC by Ken Parker
Modified: 2014-11-14 15:15 UTC (History)
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Description Ken Parker 2014-11-14 15:15:35 UTC
Serializing a collection does not work with the mono version of Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll because GetObjectData is not implimented.

Microsoft.VisualBasic.Collections.GetObjectData(...)


You have to send "Keys", "KeysCount", "Values" and "CulturalInfo" in order for other .NET application to un-serialize the
values.

            info.AddValue("Keys", keys,...) <--Array of Strings
            info.AddValue("KeysCount",keysCount, ...) <--Integer
            info.AddValue("Values", values, ...) <-- Array of Objects
            info.AddValue("CultureInfo", System.Globalization.CultureInfo.InvariantCulture)

As long as you understand what keys to use in info.AddValue(...), the rest should be trivial to implement.