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ConfigurationSection.SerializeSection Method

This API supports the .NET Framework infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code.

Creates an XML string containing an unmerged view of the ConfigurationSection object as a single section to write to a file.

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

protected internal virtual string SerializeSection(
	ConfigurationElement parentElement,
	string name,
	ConfigurationSaveMode saveMode


Type: System.Configuration.ConfigurationElement
The ConfigurationElement instance to use as the parent when performing the un-merge.
Type: System.String
The name of the section to create.
Type: System.Configuration.ConfigurationSaveMode
The ConfigurationSaveMode instance to use when writing to a string.

Return Value

Type: System.String
An XML string containing an unmerged view of the ConfigurationSection object.

Serialization refers to the transformation of real-time data, contained in an object, to XML format and its storage to a configuration file.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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