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ConfigurationElementCollection.SerializeElement Method

Writes the configuration data to an XML element in the configuration file when overridden in a derived class.

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

protected internal override bool SerializeElement (
	XmlWriter writer,
	bool serializeCollectionKey
protected boolean SerializeElement (
	XmlWriter writer, 
	boolean serializeCollectionKey
protected internal override function SerializeElement (
	writer : XmlWriter, 
	serializeCollectionKey : boolean
) : boolean
Not applicable.



Output stream that writes XML to the configuration file.


true to serialize the collection key; otherwise, false.

Return Value

true if the ConfigurationElementCollection was written to the configuration file successfully.

Exception typeCondition


One of the elements in the collection was added or replaced and starts with the reserved prefix "config" or "lock".

The SerializeElement method writes the contents of the configuration elements contained in the collection and any nested elements they contain to the configuration file. Override SerializeElement to provide a custom write procedure out of the collection contents and nested elements.

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

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0