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Inherits From: NSObject

Conforms To: NSObject (NSObject)

Declared In: Foundation/NSSerialization.h

Class Description

The NSDeserializer class declares methods that convert an abstract representation of a property list (as contained in an NSData object) into a graph of property list objects in memory. The NSDeserializer class object itself provides these methods; you don't create instances of NSDeserializer.

Options to these methods allow you to specify that container objects (arrays or dictionaries) in the resulting graph be mutable or immutable; that deserialization begin at the start of the data or from some position within it; or that deserialization occur lazily, so that a property list is deserialized only if it is actually going to be accessed. See the NSSerializer specification for more information on serialization.

Deserialization Into Property Lists