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SectionInformation.Type Property

Gets or sets the section class name.

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

public string Type { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The name of the class that is associated with this ConfigurationSection section.


The selected value is null or an empty string ("").


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

The Type property returns the name of the section class that handles this instance of the ConfigurationSection class.

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

static public void GetSectionType()
    SectionInformation sInfo =

    string sectionType = sInfo.Type;
    Console.WriteLine("Section type: {0}", sectionType);


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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