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ProviderBase.Initialize Method

Initializes the provider.

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

public virtual void Initialize(
	string name,
	NameValueCollection config
)

Parameters

name
Type: System.String

The friendly name of the provider.

config
Type: System.Collections.Specialized.NameValueCollection

A collection of the name/value pairs representing the provider-specific attributes specified in the configuration for this provider.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

The name of the provider is null.

ArgumentException

The name of the provider has a length of zero.

InvalidOperationException

An attempt is made to call Initialize on a provider after the provider has already been initialized.

The base class implementation internally tracks the number of times the provider's Initialize method has been called. If a provider is initialized more than once, an InvalidOperationException is thrown stating that the provider is already initialized.

Because most feature providers call Initialize prior to performing provider-specific initialization, this method is a central location for preventing double initialization.

For an example of how to use Initialize, see Profile Provider Implementation Example.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 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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