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ConfigurationElement.DeserializeElement Method

Reads XML from the configuration file.

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

protected internal virtual void DeserializeElement(
	XmlReader reader,
	bool serializeCollectionKey


Type: System.Xml.XmlReader

The XmlReader that reads from the configuration file.

Type: System.Boolean

true to serialize only the collection key properties; otherwise, false.


The element to read is locked.

- or -

An attribute of the current node is not recognized.

- or -

The lock status of the current node cannot be determined.

The following example demonstrates how to extend the DeserializeElement method.

protected override void DeserializeElement(
   System.Xml.XmlReader reader, 
    bool serializeCollectionKey)
    // You can your custom processing code here.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0