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ConfigurationElement.SerializeToXmlElement Method

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
)

Parameters

writer
Type: System.Xml.XmlWriter

The XmlWriter that writes to the configuration file.

elementName
Type: System.String

The name of the ConfigurationElement to be written.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if writing was successful; otherwise, false.

ExceptionCondition
Exception

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.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
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