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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
)

Parameters

writer
Type: System.Xml.XmlWriter

Output stream that writes XML to the configuration file.

serializeCollectionKey
Type: System.Boolean

true to serialize the collection key; otherwise, false.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the ConfigurationElementCollection was written to the configuration file successfully.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

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 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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