Interesting, do you have to run though all registered classes that are
sub-classes of the base class and cast them checking for null?

On Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 9:24 AM, Jacob Carlborg <> wrote:

> On Monday, 17 February 2014 at 06:09:35 UTC, Rory McGuire wrote:
>  A base class reference is: from your example an A which actually contains
>> a
>> C or B.
>> Honestly I haven't tried this I would have assumed that D still gives you
>> the real type when using reflection but have you tried it?
> Unfortunately the only why to get a value of field by reflection requires
> the static type to be known. When serializing through a base class
> reference the static type is lost. Therefore it's required to register the
> subclass, one way or another.
> --
> /Jacob Carlborg

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