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)

protected public:
virtual bool SerializeElement(
	XmlWriter^ writer, 
	bool serializeCollectionKey
)

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.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.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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