SerializeElement Method

ConfigurationElement.SerializeElement Method (XmlWriter, Boolean)

 

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 internal 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.

Exception Condition
ConfigurationErrorsException

The current attribute is locked at a higher configuration level.

The following example shows how to extend the SerializeElement method.

protected override bool SerializeElement(
    System.Xml.XmlWriter writer, 
    bool serializeCollectionKey)
{
    bool ret = base.SerializeElement(writer, 
        serializeCollectionKey);
    // You can enter your custom processing code here.
    return ret;

}

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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