ITextStoreACPServices::Serialize method (msctf.h)

Obtains a property from a range of text and writes the property data into a stream object.


HRESULT Serialize(
  [in]  ITfProperty                       *pProp,
  [in]  ITfRange                          *pRange,
  [in]  IStream                           *pStream


[in] pProp

Pointer to an ITfProperty interface that identifies the property to serialize.

[in] pRange

Pointer to an ITfRange interface that identifies the range that the property is obtained from.

[out] pHdr

Pointer to a TF_PERSISTENT_PROPERTY_HEADER_ACP structure that receives the header data for the property.

[in] pStream

Pointer to an IStream object that the TSF manager will write the property data to.

Return value

This method can return one of these values.

Value Description
The method was successful.
The property cannot be serialized.
An unspecified error occurred.


The property header data placed in pHdr is generic to all properties and must be preserved with the data written into pStream. This same data pair must be passed to ITextStoreACPServices::Unserialize to restore the property data.

An application can save all of the properties for the entire document by performing the following steps.

  • Enumerate all properties using ITfContext::EnumProperties.
  • Within each property, enumerate the ranges using ITfReadOnlyProperty::EnumRanges.
  • Pass the current property and range to ITextStoreACPServices::Serialize.
  • Write the data placed in pHdr to the file.
  • Write the data added to pStream to the file.
When calling this method, the application must be able to grant a synchronous read-only lock.


Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Target Platform Windows
Header msctf.h
DLL Msctf.dll
Redistributable TSF 1.0 on Windows 2000 Professional

See also

ITextStoreACPServices interface, ITextStoreACPServices::Unserialize, ITfContext::EnumProperties, ITfProperty interface, ITfRange interface, ITfReadOnlyProperty::EnumRanges, TF_PERSISTENT_PROPERTY_HEADER_ACP structure