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ConfigurationSection Class [IIS 7 and higher]

IIS 7.0

Serves as a base class for classes that represent configuration sections.

class ConfigurationSection

The following table lists the methods exposed by the ConfigurationSection class.

Name

Description

GetAllowDefinition

Retrieves the allowDefinition attribute for a configuration section.

GetAllowLocation

Retrieves the allowLocation attribute for a configuration section.

RevertToParent

Reverts configuration values in a section to those of its parent section.

SetAllowDefinition

Sets the allowDefinition attribute for a configuration section.

SetAllowLocation

Sets the allowLocation attribute for a configuration section.

The following table lists the properties exposed by the ConfigurationSection class.

Name

Description

Location

A read-only string value that contains the path to a target object relative to the current object. For example, in the object path "MACHINE/WEBROOT/APPHOST/MYSITE/APP/", the Location property would contain "MYSITE/APP/". A key property.

Path

A read-only string value that contains the path to the current object. For example, in the object path "MACHINE/WEBROOT/APPHOST/MYSITE/APP/", the Path property would contain "MACHINE/WEBROOT/APPHOST/". A key property.

SectionInformation

A SectionInformation object whose read/write properties provide metadata and control locking for a configuration section.

The following table lists the subclasses exposed by the ConfigurationSection class.

Name

Description

AccessSection

Specifies access permissions to content protected by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).

AnonymousAuthenticationSection

Configures Anonymous authentication.

AnonymousIdentificationSection

Specifies how cookies are used in a Web application.

AspSection

Exposes Active Server Pages (ASP) configuration settings for ASP applications.

BasicAuthenticationSection

Configures Basic authentication.

CacheSection

Defines cache settings for an ASP.NET Web application.

CgiSection

Configures Common Gateway Interface (CGI) settings.

ClientCertificateMappingAuthenticationSection

Enables or disables client certificate mapping authentication.

ConfigurationHistorySection

Configures the configuration history settings of the ApplicationHost Helper Service.

ConfigurationRedirectionSection

Configures the location of the ApplicationHost.config and Administration.config files.

ConfigurationSectionWithCollection

Serves as a base class for configuration-section classes that contain collections.

DateTimeSerializationSection

Handles configuration settings for XML serialization of System.DateTime instances.

DigestAuthenticationSection

Configures Digest authentication.

DirectoryBrowseSection

Configures directory browsing in IIS.

GlobalizationSection

Configures the globalization settings for a Web application.

HostingEnvironmentSection

Defines configuration settings that control the behavior of the application hosting environment.

HttpCookiesSection

Configures properties for cookies used by a Web application.

HttpLoggingSection

Configures the logging of HTTP requests.

HttpRuntimeSection

Configures ASP.NET HTTP run-time settings that determine how a request is processed for a given ASP.NET application.

IdentitySection

Specifies whether an ASP.NET application should run as the application pool identity (the default), the IIS-authenticated user identity, or a custom configured identity.

LogSection

Configures the logging for a server or site.

MachineKeySection

Defines the configuration settings that control the key generation and algorithms that are used in encryption, decryption, and media access control (MAC) operations in Forms authentication, view-state validation, and session-state application isolation.

OdbcLoggingSection

Specifies configuration settings for logging IIS events to a database through an Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) connection.

OutputCacheSection

Specifies output cache settings for an ASP.NET application.

ProcessModelSection

Configures the ASP.NET process model settings on a Web server that is running IIS.

RequestCachingSection

Contains configuration information for request caching.

ServerRuntimeSection

Configures request limits for applications on a Web server.

ServerSideIncludeSection

Configures server-side includes (SSI) directives.

SessionPageStateSection

Configures page view-state settings for an ASP.NET application.

SettingsSection

Contains settings that specify how the .NET Framework connects to the network.

SmtpMailSettingsSection

Contains Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) configuration settings.

SystemWebDeploymentSection

Defines configuration settings that support the deployment of a Web application.

SystemWindowsFormsSection

Stores application settings for Windows Forms applications.

TraceSection

Configures the ASP.NET code-tracing service.

TransactionsDefaultSettingsSection

Contains default settings for transactions.

TransactionsMachineSettingsSection

Represents an XML section in a configuration file that contains settings that can be modified only at the computer level.

TrustSection

Configures the level of code-access security that is applied to an application.

UrlCompressionSection

Enables or disables dynamic or static compression.

ValidationSection

Enables or disables validation checks on configuration files.

WebControlsSection

Specifies the shared location of client script files.

WebLimitsSection

Specifies limits on client traffic to a Web server.

XhtmlConformanceSection

Specifies the XHTML rendering mode for ASP.NET applications.

XmlSerializerSection

Handles the XML elements used to configure XML serialization.

The association classes that derive from the ObjectConfigurationAssociation class use the ConfigurationSection class to link objects to configuration sections.

All classes that derive from ConfigurationSection inherit the Location, Path, and SectionInformation properties. Location and Path are key properties for all subclasses of ConfigurationSection.

Type

Description

Client

Requires IIS 7 on Windows Vista.

Server

Requires IIS 7 on Windows Server 2008.

Product

IIS 7

MOF file

WebAdministration.mof

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