ConfigurationElement.SerializeElement Method

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

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
protected boolean SerializeElement (
	XmlWriter writer, 
	boolean serializeCollectionKey
protected internal function SerializeElement (
	writer : XmlWriter, 
	serializeCollectionKey : boolean
) : boolean



The XmlWriter that writes to the configuration file.


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

Return Value

true if any data was actually serialized; otherwise, false.

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, 

    // Enter your custom processing code here.

    if (_displayIt)
            "UrlConfigElement.SerializeElement({0, {1) called = {2",
            (writer == null) ? "null" : writer.ToString(),
            serializeCollectionKey.ToString(), ret.ToString());
    return ret;

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

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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