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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 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.

ExceptionCondition
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

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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