ConfigurationSection::SerializeSection Method (ConfigurationElement^, String^, ConfigurationSaveMode)


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This API supports the product 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)

public protected:
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
Available since 2.0
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