ConfigurationElement.SerializeElement Method (XmlWriter, Boolean)

 

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 Friend Overridable Function SerializeElement (
	writer As XmlWriter,
	serializeCollectionKey As Boolean
) As Boolean

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.

Exception Condition
ConfigurationErrorsException

The current attribute is locked at a higher configuration level.

The following example shows how to extend the SerializeElement method.

Protected Overrides Function SerializeElement(ByVal writer _
    As System.Xml.XmlWriter, _
    ByVal serializeCollectionKey As Boolean) As Boolean

    Dim ret As Boolean = _
        MyBase.SerializeElement(writer, serializeCollectionKey)
    ' Enter your custom processing code here.
    Return ret
End Function 'SerializeElement

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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