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GetElementKey Method

ConfigurationElementCollection.GetElementKey Method

Gets the element key for a specified configuration element when overridden in a derived class.

Namespace:  System.Configuration
Assembly:  System.Configuration (in System.Configuration.dll)

protected abstract Object GetElementKey(
	ConfigurationElement element
)

Parameters

element
Type: System.Configuration.ConfigurationElement

The ConfigurationElement to return the key for.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
An Object that acts as the key for the specified ConfigurationElement.

The following code example shows how to override GetElementKey method.

protected override Object GetElementKey(ConfigurationElement element)
{
    return ((UrlConfigElement)element).Name;
}

.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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