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SectionInformation.AllowDefinition Property

Gets or sets a value that indicates where in the configuration file hierarchy the associated configuration section can be defined.

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

public ConfigurationAllowDefinition AllowDefinition { get; set; }
/** @property */
public ConfigurationAllowDefinition get_AllowDefinition ()

/** @property */
public void set_AllowDefinition (ConfigurationAllowDefinition value)

public function get AllowDefinition () : ConfigurationAllowDefinition

public function set AllowDefinition (value : ConfigurationAllowDefinition)

Not applicable.

Property Value

A value that indicates where in the configuration file hierarchy the associated ConfigurationSection object can be declared.

Exception typeCondition

ConfigurationErrorsException

The selected value conflicts with a value that is already defined.

AllowDefinition applies only to configuration files of Web applications. For client applications, you must use AllowExeDefinition.

The examples in this section show how to get the AllowDefinition property value after accessing the related section information in the configuration file.

The following example gets the SectionInformation object.

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

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


SectionInformation sInfo =
    section.SectionInformation;

The following example gets the AllowDefinition value.

ConfigurationAllowDefinition allowDefinition =
    sInfo.AllowDefinition;
Console.WriteLine("Allow definition: {0}", 
    allowDefinition.ToString() );

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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