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ProviderCollection.Add Method

Adds a provider to the collection.

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

public virtual void Add(
	ProviderBase provider


Type: System.Configuration.Provider.ProviderBase

The provider to be added.


The collection is read-only.


provider is null.


The Name of provider is null.

- or -

The length of the Name of provider is less than 1.

The Add method first checks for any exceptions (as listed in the Exceptions section), and then calls the Hashtable.Add method. It passes in the object referenced by the provider parameter as well as the Name property of the provider to be used as the key in the Hashtable object.

.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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