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ElementInformation Class

Contains meta-information about an individual element within the configuration. This class cannot be inherited.

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

public sealed class ElementInformation

The ElementInformation object contains meta-information about an individual element within the configuration. This object can be used when validating and changing the properties of an individual element.

The following example shows how to get the ElementInformation associated with a ConfigurationElement object.

static public ElementInformation
    GetElementInformation()
{

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

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

    // Get the element.
    UrlConfigElement url = section.Simple;

    ElementInformation eInfo =
        url.ElementInformation;

    return eInfo;

}

The following excerpt shows the configuration used by the previous code example.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<configuration>
  <configSections>
    <section name="MyUrls" type="Samples.AspNet.UrlsSection,
      ConfigurationElement, Version=1.0.0.0, Culture=neutral,
      PublicKeyToken=null" allowDefinition="Everywhere"
      allowExeDefinition="MachineToApplication"
      restartOnExternalChanges="true" />
  </configSections>
  <MyUrls name="MyFavorites">
    <simple name="Contoso" url="http://www.contoso.com" port="8080" />
    <urls>
      <clear />
      <add name="Microsoft" url="http://www.microsoft.com" port="0" />
    </urls>
  </MyUrls>
</configuration>

System.Object
  System.Configuration.ElementInformation

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

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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