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ConfigurationElementCollection.CreateNewElement Method (String)

Creates a new ConfigurationElement when overridden in a derived class.

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

protected virtual ConfigurationElement CreateNewElement(
	string elementName


Type: System.String
The name of the ConfigurationElement to create.

Override the CreateNewElement method to create custom ConfigurationElement objects of a specific type. When a collection is loaded from the configuration file, CreateNewElement is called to create individual elements. CreateNewElement must be overridden in classes that derive from the ConfigurationElementCollection class.

Notes to Implementers

If you create a custom ConfigurationElementCollection collection that contains heterogeneous ConfigurationElement types, you must perform these steps:

.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.