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ConfigurationElement.SerializeElement Method

Writes the contents of this configuration element to the configuration file when implemented in a derived class.

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

'Declaration
Protected Friend Overridable Function SerializeElement ( _
	writer As XmlWriter, _
	serializeCollectionKey As Boolean _
) As Boolean

Parameters

writer
Type: System.Xml.XmlWriter

The XmlWriter that writes to the configuration file.

serializeCollectionKey
Type: System.Boolean

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

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if any data was actually serialized; otherwise, false.

ExceptionCondition
ConfigurationErrorsException

The current attribute is locked at a higher configuration level.

The following example shows how to extend the SerializeElement method.

Protected Overrides Function SerializeElement(ByVal writer _
    As System.Xml.XmlWriter, _
    ByVal serializeCollectionKey As Boolean) As Boolean 

    Dim ret As Boolean = _
        MyBase.SerializeElement(writer, serializeCollectionKey)
    ' Enter your custom processing code here. 
    Return ret
End Function 'SerializeElement

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 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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