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ConfigurationElement.LockElements Property

Gets the collection of locked elements.

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

public ConfigurationLockCollection LockElements { get; }
/** @property */
public ConfigurationLockCollection get_LockElements ()

public function get LockElements () : ConfigurationLockCollection

Not applicable.

Property Value

The ConfigurationLockCollection of locked elements.

The LockElements property allows you to lock all the elements you specify.

To do that, you use the Contains method, as explained in the next example.

NoteNote:

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

The following example shows how to use the LockElements property.

// Show how to use LockElements
// It locks and unlocks the urls element.
static void LockElements()
{

    try
    {
        // Get the 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
        {
            // Get MyUrls section LockElements collection.
            ConfigurationLockCollection lockElements =
                myUrlsSection.LockElements;

            // Get MyUrls section LockElements collection 
            // enumerator.
            IEnumerator lockElementEnum =
                 lockElements.GetEnumerator();

            // Position the collection index.
            lockElementEnum.MoveNext();

            if (lockElements.Contains("urls"))
                // Remove the lock on the urls element.
                lockElements.Remove("urls");
            else
                // Add the lock on the urls element.
                lockElements.Add("urls");

            // Save the change.
            config.Save(ConfigurationSaveMode.Full);

        }

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


Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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