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ConfigurationSettings Class

Provides runtime versions 1.0 and 1.1 support for reading configuration sections and common configuration settings.

System.Object
  System.Configuration.ConfigurationSettings

Namespace:  System.Configuration
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)
public sealed class ConfigurationSettings

The ConfigurationSettings type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public propertyStatic memberAppSettings Obsolete. Gets a read-only NameValueCollection of the application settings section of the configuration file.
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  NameDescription
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodStatic memberGetConfig Obsolete. Returns the ConfigurationSection object for the passed configuration section name and path.
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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Using the static methods and properties of the ConfigurationSettings type is the recommended method for reading configuration information at runtime for versions 1.0 and 1.1 applications.

NoteNote

The ConfigurationSettings class provides backward compatibility only. For new applications you should use the ConfigurationManager class or WebConfigurationManager class instead. To use these two classes, you must add a reference in your project or application to the System.Configuration namespace.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.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.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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