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ConfigurationElementCollection.GetElementKey Method

Gets the element key for a specified configuration element when overridden in a derived class.

Namespace:  System.Configuration
Assembly:  System.Configuration (in System.Configuration.dll)
protected abstract Object GetElementKey(
	ConfigurationElement element
)

Parameters

element
Type: System.Configuration.ConfigurationElement

The ConfigurationElement to return the key for.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
An Object that acts as the key for the specified ConfigurationElement.

The following code example shows how to override GetElementKey method.

protected override Object GetElementKey(ConfigurationElement element)
{
    return ((UrlConfigElement)element).Name;
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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