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ProviderSettings Class

Represents the configuration elements associated with a provider.

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

public sealed class ProviderSettings : ConfigurationElement

The ProviderSettings type exposes the following members.

Public methodProviderSettings()Initializes a new instance of the ProviderSettings class.
Public methodProviderSettings(String, String)Initializes a new instance of the ProviderSettings class.

Public propertyCurrentConfigurationGets a reference to the top-level Configuration instance that represents the configuration hierarchy that the current ConfigurationElement instance belongs to. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Public propertyElementInformationGets an ElementInformation object that contains the non-customizable information and functionality of the ConfigurationElement object. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected propertyElementPropertyGets the ConfigurationElementProperty object that represents the ConfigurationElement object itself. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected propertyItem[ConfigurationProperty]Gets or sets a property or attribute of this configuration element. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected propertyItem[String]Gets or sets a property, attribute, or child element of this configuration element. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Public propertyLockAllAttributesExceptGets the collection of locked attributes. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Public propertyLockAllElementsExceptGets the collection of locked elements. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Public propertyLockAttributesGets the collection of locked attributes (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Public propertyLockElementsGets the collection of locked elements. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Public propertyLockItemGets or sets a value indicating whether the element is locked. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Public propertyNameGets or sets the name of the provider configured by this class.
Public propertyParametersGets a collection of user-defined parameters for the provider.
Protected propertyPropertiesGets the collection of properties. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Public propertyTypeGets or sets the type of the provider configured by this class.

Protected methodDeserializeElementReads XML from the configuration file. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Public methodEqualsCompares the current ConfigurationElement instance to the specified object. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Public methodGetHashCodeGets a unique value representing the current ConfigurationElement instance. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodInitSets the ConfigurationElement object to its initial state. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected methodInitializeDefaultUsed to initialize a default set of values for the ConfigurationElement object. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected methodIsModifiedIndicates whether this configuration element has been modified since it was last saved or loaded, when implemented in a derived class. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Public methodIsReadOnlyGets a value indicating whether the ConfigurationElement object is read-only. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected methodResetResets the internal state of the ConfigurationElement object, including the locks and the properties collections. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected methodResetModifiedResets the value of the IsModified method to false when implemented in a derived class. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected methodSerializeElementWrites the contents of this configuration element to the configuration file when implemented in a derived class. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected methodSerializeToXmlElementWrites the outer tags of this configuration element to the configuration file when implemented in a derived class. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected methodSetReadOnlySets the IsReadOnly property for the ConfigurationElement object and all subelements. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodUnmergeModifies the ConfigurationElement object to remove all values that should not be saved. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)

ASP.NET uses providers to perform specific services required by a feature. For example, the membership feature uses a provider to coordinate the persistence of membership data in a database.

In a configuration file, individual providers are added to a providers element within a particular feature section.

The ProviderSettings class represents a particular group of settings that are added to the providers element within a configuration section. Typically the configuration attributes specified by the add directive include a name, type, and other properties.

The following code example shows how to use the ProviderSettings.

using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.Collections.Specialized;
using System.Text;
using System.Configuration;
using System.Security.Permissions;

namespace Samples.AspNet

    // Shows how to use the ProviderSettings. 
    public class UsingProviderSettings

        [PermissionSet(SecurityAction.Demand, Name = "FullTrust")]
        private static void GetProviderSettings()
            // Get the application configuration file.
            System.Configuration.Configuration config =

            ProtectedConfigurationSection pSection =
                as ProtectedConfigurationSection;

            ProviderSettingsCollection providerSettings =

            foreach (ProviderSettings pSettings in

                    "Provider settings name: {0}",

                    "Provider settings type: {0}",

                NameValueCollection parameters =

                IEnumerator pEnum =

                int i = 0;
                while (pEnum.MoveNext())
                    string pLength =
                        "Provider ssettings: {0} has {1} parameters",
                        pSettings.Name, pLength);




        static void Main(string[] args)



The following is an excerpt of the configuration file used by the above example.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>


      <clear />
         type="Samples.Aspnet.TripleDESProtectedConfigurationProvider, protectedconfigurationproviderlib, Version=, Culture=neutral, 
PublicKeyToken=79e01ae0f5cfc66f, processorArchitecture=MSIL" />




.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.

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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