SerializeSection Method

ConfigurationSection.SerializeSection Method (ConfigurationElement, String, ConfigurationSaveMode)

 

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code.

Creates an XML string containing an unmerged view of the ConfigurationSection object as a single section to write to a file.

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

protected internal virtual string SerializeSection(
	ConfigurationElement parentElement,
	string name,
	ConfigurationSaveMode saveMode
)

Parameters

parentElement
Type: System.Configuration.ConfigurationElement

The ConfigurationElement instance to use as the parent when performing the un-merge.

name
Type: System.String

The name of the section to create.

saveMode
Type: System.Configuration.ConfigurationSaveMode

The ConfigurationSaveMode instance to use when writing to a string.

Return Value

Type: System.String

An XML string containing an unmerged view of the ConfigurationSection object.

Serialization refers to the transformation of real-time data, contained in an object, to XML format and its storage to a configuration file.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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