How to interpret the object returned from PropInfo.GetValue()


I'd like to save the results of the PropInfo.GetValue() to a file and use it later to recreate a form.  I'm having difficulties dealing with the variations of the object type returned by the method.  How does the PropertyGrid class enumerate the properties and determine the valid options?
 
 
nlwelchAsked:
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malharoneCommented:
what's PropInfo
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nlwelchAuthor Commented:
Sorry

System.Reflection.PropertyInfo
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malharoneCommented:
this is general way for saving to file

    Public Sub readFromFile()
        Dim fs1 As New System.IO.FileStream("c:\file.txt", IO.FileMode.OpenOrCreate)
        Dim obj As Object
        Dim BinFormatter As New BinaryFormatter()
        obj = CType(BinFormatter.Deserialize(fs1), Object)
        '-- do obj.getType to get the object's type
        myPropInfo = obj
        fs1.Close()
    End Sub

    Public Sub writeToFile()
        Dim obj as Object
        Dim FS1 As New System.IO.FileStream("c:\file.txt", IO.FileMode.Create)
        Dim BinFormatter As New BinaryFormatter()
        BinFormatter.Serialize(FS1, myPropInfo.getValue(...))
        FS1.Close()
    End Sub


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once you get the propInfo object, you can call propInfo.getValue(...).getType '<-- this will tell you the type of the object returned by the getValue method.
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