ConfigurationSection.ShouldSerializePropertyInTargetVersion(ConfigurationProperty, String, FrameworkName, ConfigurationElement) Method


Indicates whether the specified property should be serialized when the configuration object hierarchy is serialized for the specified target version of the .NET Framework.

protected public:
 virtual bool ShouldSerializePropertyInTargetVersion(System::Configuration::ConfigurationProperty ^ property, System::String ^ propertyName, System::Runtime::Versioning::FrameworkName ^ targetFramework, System::Configuration::ConfigurationElement ^ parentConfigurationElement);
protected internal virtual bool ShouldSerializePropertyInTargetVersion (System.Configuration.ConfigurationProperty property, string propertyName, System.Runtime.Versioning.FrameworkName targetFramework, System.Configuration.ConfigurationElement parentConfigurationElement);
abstract member ShouldSerializePropertyInTargetVersion : System.Configuration.ConfigurationProperty * string * System.Runtime.Versioning.FrameworkName * System.Configuration.ConfigurationElement -> bool
override this.ShouldSerializePropertyInTargetVersion : System.Configuration.ConfigurationProperty * string * System.Runtime.Versioning.FrameworkName * System.Configuration.ConfigurationElement -> bool
Protected Friend Overridable Function ShouldSerializePropertyInTargetVersion (property As ConfigurationProperty, propertyName As String, targetFramework As FrameworkName, parentConfigurationElement As ConfigurationElement) As Boolean



The ConfigurationProperty object that is a candidate for serialization.


The name of the ConfigurationProperty object as it occurs in XML.


The target version of the .NET Framework.


The parent element of the property.


true if the property should be serialized; otherwise, false.


Each configuration section that is created for the .NET Framework 4 and later versions must explicitly override this method and return true, but only if the specified property is valid for the specified version of the .NET Framework. Existing configuration sections that were created for earlier versions of the .NET Framework do not have to be changed.

The base type contains a default implementation of this method that always returns true. If you implement a configuration section and you do not override this method, by default all configuration properties that are contained in the configuration section will be serialized for all framework versions.

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