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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 public:
virtual bool SerializeElement(
	XmlWriter^ writer, 
	bool serializeCollectionKey
) override

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.

.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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