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ConfigurationElement.SerializeToXmlElement Method

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

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

protected internal virtual bool SerializeToXmlElement(
	XmlWriter writer,
	string elementName
)

Parameters

writer
Type: System.Xml.XmlWriter
The XmlWriter that writes to the configuration file.
elementName
Type: System.String
The name of the ConfigurationElement to be written.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if writing was successful; otherwise, false.

ExceptionCondition
Exception

The element has multiple child elements.

The SerializeToXmlElement method is called after the call to the Unmerge method during serialization. The SerializeToXmlElement method writes out the contents of the configuration element between the beginning and ending tags of the element. Override SerializeToXmlElement to provide a custom serialization method.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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