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SerializeElement Method

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 public:
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.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.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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