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ConfigurationElement.DeserializeElement Method

Reads XML from the configuration file.

Namespace:  System.Configuration
Assembly:  System.Configuration (in System.Configuration.dll)

protected internal virtual void DeserializeElement(
	XmlReader reader,
	bool serializeCollectionKey


Type: System.Xml.XmlReader

The XmlReader that reads from the configuration file.

Type: System.Boolean

true to serialize only the collection key properties; otherwise, false.


The element to read is locked.

- or -

An attribute of the current node is not recognized.

- or -

The lock status of the current node cannot be determined.

The following example demonstrates how to extend the DeserializeElement method.

protected override void DeserializeElement(
   System.Xml.XmlReader reader, 
    bool serializeCollectionKey)
    // You can your custom processing code here.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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