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ConfigurationSection.SectionInformation Property

Gets a SectionInformation object that contains the non-customizable information and functionality of the ConfigurationSection object.

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

public SectionInformation SectionInformation { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Configuration.SectionInformation
A SectionInformation that contains the non-customizable information and functionality of the ConfigurationSection.

The following example shows how to use the SectionInformation property.

        static void DisplayCustomSectionInformation()

                CustomSection customSection;

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

                if (customSection == null)
                    Console.WriteLine("Failed to load " + "CustomSection" + ".");
                    // Display specific information
                    Console.WriteLine("File Name:       {0}", customSection.FileName);
                    Console.WriteLine("Max Users:       {0}", customSection.MaxUsers);
                    Console.WriteLine("Max Idle Time:   {0}", customSection.MaxIdleTime);

                    // Display generic information
                    Console.WriteLine("Generic information:");
                    Console.WriteLine("AllowExeDefinition:  {0}",
                    Console.WriteLine("IsLocked:            {0}",

            catch (ConfigurationErrorsException err)


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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