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Configuration.GetSection Method

Returns the specified ConfigurationSection object.

Namespace:  System.Configuration
Assembly:  System.Configuration (in System.Configuration.dll)
public ConfigurationSection GetSection(
	string sectionName
)

Parameters

sectionName
Type: System.String

The path to the section to be returned.

Configuration settings are contained within sections that group similar settings together for convenience. The GetSection method retrieves a configuration section by its name.

The following example shows how to use the GetSection method to access a custom section. For the complete example code that defines a class that stores information for the CustomSection section, see the Configuration class overview.

// Show how to use the GetSection(string) method. 
static void GetCustomSection()
{
    try
    {

        CustomSection customSection;

        // Get the current configuration file.
        System.Configuration.Configuration config =
                ConfigurationManager.OpenExeConfiguration(
                ConfigurationUserLevel.None) as Configuration;

        customSection =
            config.GetSection("CustomSection") as CustomSection;

        Console.WriteLine("Section name: {0}", customSection.Name);
        Console.WriteLine("Url: {0}", customSection.Url);
        Console.WriteLine("Port: {0}", customSection.Port);

    }
    catch (ConfigurationErrorsException err)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("Using GetSection(string): {0}", err.ToString());
    }

}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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