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SectionInformation.IsProtected Property

Gets a value that indicates whether the associated configuration section is protected.

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

public bool IsProtected { get; }
/** @property */
public boolean get_IsProtected ()

public function get IsProtected () : boolean

Not applicable.

Property Value

true if this ConfigurationSection is protected; otherwise, false. The default is false.

Protected configuration sections are encrypted and read-only.

For more information about protected configuration sections, see Encrypting Configuration Information Using Protected Configuration.

The examples in this section show how to get the IsProtected 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 IsProtected value.

bool protect =
    sInfo.IsProtected;
Console.WriteLine("Section protected?: {0}",
    protect.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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