SerializeToXmlElement Method

ConfigurationElement.SerializeToXmlElement Method (XmlWriter, String)


Writes the outer tags 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 SerializeToXmlElement(
	XmlWriter writer,
	string elementName


Type: System.Xml.XmlWriter

The XmlWriter that writes to the configuration file.

Type: System.String

The name of the ConfigurationElement to be written.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if writing was successful; otherwise, false.

Exception Condition

The element has multiple child elements.

The SerializeToXmlElement method is called after the call to the Unmerge method during serialization. The SerializeToXmlElement method writes out the contents of the configuration element between the beginning and ending tags of the element. Override SerializeToXmlElement to provide a custom serialization method.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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