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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.

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