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


Type: System.Xml.XmlWriter

The XmlWriter that writes to the configuration file.

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.


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

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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