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ConfigurationElementCollection.SerializeElement Method

Writes the configuration data to an XML element in the configuration file when overridden in a derived class.

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

protected internal override bool SerializeElement(
	XmlWriter writer,
	bool serializeCollectionKey
)

Parameters

writer
Type: System.Xml.XmlWriter
Output stream that writes XML to the configuration file.
serializeCollectionKey
Type: System.Boolean
true to serialize the collection key; otherwise, false.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the ConfigurationElementCollection was written to the configuration file successfully.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

One of the elements in the collection was added or replaced and starts with the reserved prefix "config" or "lock".

The SerializeElement method writes the contents of the configuration elements contained in the collection and any nested elements they contain to the configuration file. Override SerializeElement to provide a custom write procedure out of the collection contents and nested elements.

.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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