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KeyValueConfigurationElement Class

Represents a configuration element that contains a key/value pair.

Namespace:  System.Configuration
Assembly:  System.Configuration (in System.Configuration.dll)
public class KeyValueConfigurationElement : ConfigurationElement

The KeyValueConfigurationElement object inherits from the ConfigurationElement base class. The ConfigurationElement object represents an element within a configuration file. The KeyValueConfigurationElement object can belong in a KeyValueConfigurationCollection collection.

The following code example demonstrates how to use members of the KeyValueConfigurationElement class.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;
using System.Configuration;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.Configuration;

namespace Samples.Aspnet.Config
{
  class KeyValueConfigCollection
  {
    static void Main(string[] args)
    {
      try
      {
        // Set the path of the config file.
        string configPath = "/aspnet";

        // Get the Web application configuration object.
        Configuration config =
          WebConfigurationManager.OpenWebConfiguration(configPath);

        // Get the section related object.
        AppSettingsSection configSection =
          (AppSettingsSection)config.GetSection
          ("appSettings");

        // Display title and info.
        Console.WriteLine("ASP.NET Configuration Info");
        Console.WriteLine();

        // Display Config details.
        Console.WriteLine("File Path: {0}",
          config.FilePath);
        Console.WriteLine("Section Path: {0}",
          configSection.SectionInformation.Name.ToString());
        Console.WriteLine();

        // Create the KeyValueConfigurationElement.
        KeyValueConfigurationElement myAdminKeyVal = 
          new KeyValueConfigurationElement(
          "myAdminTool", "admin.aspx");

        // Determine if the configuration contains 
        // any KeyValueConfigurationElements.
        KeyValueConfigurationCollection configSettings = 
          config.AppSettings.Settings;
        if (configSettings.AllKeys.Length == 0)
        {
          // Add KeyValueConfigurationElement to collection.
          config.AppSettings.Settings.Add(myAdminKeyVal);

          if (!configSection.SectionInformation.IsLocked)
          {
            config.Save();
            Console.WriteLine("** Configuration updated.");
          }
          else
          {
            Console.WriteLine("** Could not update, section is locked.");
          }
        }

        // Get the KeyValueConfigurationCollection  
        // from the configuration.
        KeyValueConfigurationCollection settings = 
          config.AppSettings.Settings;

        // Display each KeyValueConfigurationElement. 
        foreach (KeyValueConfigurationElement keyValueElement in settings)
        {
          Console.WriteLine("Key: {0}", keyValueElement.Key);
          Console.WriteLine("Value: {0}", keyValueElement.Value);
          Console.WriteLine();
        }

      }
      catch (Exception e)
      {
        // Unknown error.
        Console.WriteLine(e.ToString());
      }

      // Display and wait
      Console.ReadLine();
    }
  }
}
System.Object
  System.Configuration.ConfigurationElement
    System.Configuration.KeyValueConfigurationElement
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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