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ConfigurationElement.LockAllAttributesExcept Property

Gets the collection of locked attributes.

Namespace:  System.Configuration
Assembly:  System.Configuration (in System.Configuration.dll)

public ConfigurationLockCollection LockAllAttributesExcept { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Configuration.ConfigurationLockCollection
The ConfigurationLockCollection of locked attributes (properties) for the element.

The LockAllAttributesExcept property allows you to lock all the attributes at once, with the exception of the one you specify. To do that, you use the Contains method, as explained in the Example section.

NoteNote:

The LockAllAttributesExcept property allows you to prevent the child configuration elements of the element to which you apply the rule from being modified. Use the LockItem property if you want to put a general lock on the parent element itself and its child elements.

Notes to Implementers:

If you use the LockAllAttributesExcept and LockAttributes properties at the same time, the most restrictive rule applies.

The following example shows how to use the LockAllAttributesExcept.

// Show how to use LockAllAttributesExcept. 
// It locks and unlocks all urls elements  
// except the port. 
static void LockAllAttributesExcept()
{

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

        // Get the MyUrls section.
        UrlsSection myUrlsSection =
            config.GetSection("MyUrls") as UrlsSection;

        if (myUrlsSection == null)
            Console.WriteLine(
                "Failed to load UrlsSection.");
        else
        {

            IEnumerator elemEnum =
                 myUrlsSection.Urls.GetEnumerator();

            int i = 0;
            while (elemEnum.MoveNext())
            {

                // Get current element.
                ConfigurationElement element =
                    myUrlsSection.Urls[i];

                // Get current element lock all attributes.
                ConfigurationLockCollection lockAllAttributesExcept =
                    element.LockAllAttributesExcept;

                // Add or remove the lock on all attributes  
                // except port. 
                if (lockAllAttributesExcept.Contains("port"))
                    lockAllAttributesExcept.Remove("port");
                else
                    lockAllAttributesExcept.Add("port");


                string lockedAttributes =
                    lockAllAttributesExcept.AttributeList;

                Console.WriteLine(
                    "Element {0} Locked attributes list: {1}",
                    i.ToString(), lockedAttributes);


                i += 1;

                config.Save(ConfigurationSaveMode.Full);

            }


        }
    }
    catch (ConfigurationErrorsException e)
    {
        Console.WriteLine(
            "[LockAllAttributesExcept: {0}]",
            e.ToString());
    }

}

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

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