Java.io.ObjectOutputStream writeClassDescriptor() Method


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Description

The java.io.ObjectOutputStream.writeClassDescriptor(ObjectStreamClass desc) method the specified class descriptor to the ObjectOutputStream. Class descriptors are used to identify the classes of objects written to the stream. Subclasses of ObjectOutputStream may override this method to customize the way in which class descriptors are written to the serialization stream. The corresponding method in ObjectInputStream, readClassDescriptor, should then be overridden to reconstitute the class descriptor from its custom stream representation. By default, this method writes class descriptors according to the format defined in the Object Serialization specification.

Declaration

Following is the declaration for java.io.ObjectOutputStream.writeClassDescriptor() method.

protected void writeClassDescriptor(ObjectStreamClass desc)

Parameters

desc − class descriptor to write to the stream.

Return Value

This method does not return a value.

Exception

IOException − If I/O errors occur while writing to the underlying stream.


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