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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 Property Type As String

Property Value

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


The selected value is Nothing 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.

Public Shared Sub GetSectionType() 
    Dim sInfo As SectionInformation = _

    Dim sectionType As String = sInfo.Type
    Console.WriteLine("Section type: {0}", _

End Sub 'GetSectionType

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.3, 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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