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SectionInformation.ProtectionProvider Property

Gets the protected configuration provider for the associated configuration section.

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

'Declaration
Public ReadOnly Property ProtectionProvider As ProtectedConfigurationProvider

Property Value

Type: System.Configuration.ProtectedConfigurationProvider
The protected configuration provider for this ConfigurationSection object.

For unprotected sections, the ProtectionProvider property is Nothing.

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

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

Public Shared Sub GetProtectionProvider()

    Dim sInfo As SectionInformation = _
    GetSectionInformation()

    Dim pp _
    As ProtectedConfigurationProvider = _
    sInfo.ProtectionProvider
    If pp Is Nothing Then
        Console.WriteLine("Protection provider is null")
    Else
        Console.WriteLine("Protection provider: {0}", _
        pp.ToString())
    End If 

End Sub 'GetProtectionProvider

.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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