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SectionInformation.InheritInChildApplications Property

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether the settings that are specified in the associated configuration section are inherited by applications that reside in a subdirectory of the relevant application.

Namespace:  System.Configuration
Assembly:  System.Configuration (in System.Configuration.dll)
'Declaration
Public Property InheritInChildApplications As Boolean
'Usage
Dim instance As SectionInformation 
Dim value As Boolean 

value = instance.InheritInChildApplications

instance.InheritInChildApplications = value

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the settings specified in this ConfigurationSection object are inherited by child applications; otherwise, false. The default is true.

The InheritInChildApplications property represents the inheritInChildApplicationsattribute of a location element in a configuration file.

Set InheritInChildApplications to false to prevent settings that are specific to a certain location (such as the root directory of a Web site) from being inherited by applications that exist in subdirectories.

The following example shows how to use this attribute in a configuration file to specify that the settings defined in the location element for the root of a Web site should not be inherited by child applications:

<location path="." inheritInChildApplications="false">

The InheritInChildApplications property applies only to location-specific configuration settings.

The following example shows how to get the InheritInChildApplications value of a ConfigurationSection object.

Public Shared Sub GetInheritInChildApps() 

    Dim sInfo As SectionInformation = _
    GetSectionInformation()

    Dim inheritInChildApps As Boolean = _
    sInfo.InheritInChildApplications
    Console.WriteLine("Inherit in child apps: {0}", _
    inheritInChildApps.ToString())

End Sub 'GetInheritInChildApps    

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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