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GlobalizationSection Class

Defines configuration settings that are used to support the globalization infrastructure of Web applications. This class cannot be inherited.

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

public sealed class GlobalizationSection : ConfigurationSection

The GlobalizationSection type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodGlobalizationSectionInfrastructure. Initializes a new instance of the GlobalizationSection class by using default settings.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyCultureGets or sets a value specifying the default culture for processing incoming Web requests.
Public propertyCurrentConfigurationGets a reference to the top-level Configuration instance that represents the configuration hierarchy that the current ConfigurationElement instance belongs to. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Public propertyElementInformationGets an ElementInformation object that contains the non-customizable information and functionality of the ConfigurationElement object. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected propertyElementPropertyGets the ConfigurationElementProperty object that represents the ConfigurationElement object itself. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Public propertyEnableBestFitResponseEncodingGets or sets a value indicating whether the best-fit character encoding for a response is enabled.
Public propertyEnableClientBasedCultureGets or sets a value indicating whether the Culture and UICulture properties should be based on the AcceptLanguage header field value that is sent by the client browser.
Public propertyFileEncodingGets or sets a value specifying the default encoding for .aspx, .asmx, and .asax file parsing.
Protected propertyItem[ConfigurationProperty]Gets or sets a property or attribute of this configuration element. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected propertyItem[String]Gets or sets a property, attribute, or child element of this configuration element. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Public propertyLockAllAttributesExceptGets the collection of locked attributes. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Public propertyLockAllElementsExceptGets the collection of locked elements. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Public propertyLockAttributesGets the collection of locked attributes (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Public propertyLockElementsGets the collection of locked elements. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Public propertyLockItemGets or sets a value indicating whether the element is locked. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected propertyPropertiesGets the collection of properties. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Public propertyRequestEncodingGets or sets a value specifying the content encoding of HTTP requests.
Public propertyResourceProviderFactoryTypeGets or sets the factory type of the resource provider.
Public propertyResponseEncodingGets or sets a value specifying the content encoding of HTTP responses.
Public propertyResponseHeaderEncodingGets or sets a value specifying the header encoding of HTTP responses.
Public propertySectionInformationGets a SectionInformation object that contains the non-customizable information and functionality of the ConfigurationSection object. (Inherited from ConfigurationSection.)
Public propertyUICultureGets or sets a value specifying the default culture for processing locale-dependent resource searches.
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  NameDescription
Protected methodDeserializeElementReads XML from the configuration file. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected methodDeserializeSectionInfrastructure. Reads XML from the configuration file. (Inherited from ConfigurationSection.)
Public methodEqualsCompares the current ConfigurationElement instance to the specified object. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Public methodGetHashCodeGets a unique value representing the current ConfigurationElement instance. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected methodGetRuntimeObjectReturns a custom object when overridden in a derived class. (Inherited from ConfigurationSection.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodInitSets the ConfigurationElement object to its initial state. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected methodInitializeDefaultUsed to initialize a default set of values for the ConfigurationElement object. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected methodIsModifiedIndicates whether this configuration element has been modified since it was last saved or loaded when implemented in a derived class. (Inherited from ConfigurationSection.)
Public methodIsReadOnlyGets a value indicating whether the ConfigurationElement object is read-only. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected methodResetResets the internal state of the ConfigurationElement object, including the locks and the properties collections. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected methodResetModifiedResets the value of the IsModified method to false when implemented in a derived class. (Inherited from ConfigurationSection.)
Protected methodSerializeElementWrites the contents of this configuration element to the configuration file when implemented in a derived class. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected methodSerializeSectionInfrastructure. Creates an XML string containing an unmerged view of the ConfigurationSection object as a single section to write to a file. (Inherited from ConfigurationSection.)
Protected methodSerializeToXmlElementWrites the outer tags of this configuration element to the configuration file when implemented in a derived class. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected methodSetReadOnlySets the IsReadOnly property for the ConfigurationElement object and all subelements. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected methodShouldSerializeElementInTargetVersionIndicates whether the specified element should be serialized when the configuration object hierarchy is serialized for the specified target version of the .NET Framework. (Inherited from ConfigurationSection.)
Protected methodShouldSerializePropertyInTargetVersionIndicates whether the specified property should be serialized when the configuration object hierarchy is serialized for the specified target version of the .NET Framework. (Inherited from ConfigurationSection.)
Protected methodShouldSerializeSectionInTargetVersionIndicates whether the current ConfigurationSection instance should be serialized when the configuration object hierarchy is serialized for the specified target version of the .NET Framework. (Inherited from ConfigurationSection.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodUnmergeModifies the ConfigurationElement object to remove all values that should not be saved. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
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The GlobalizationSection class provides a way to programmatically access and modify the content of the globalization section of the configuration file.

This example demonstrates how to specify values declaratively for several attributes of the globalization section, which can also be accessed as members of the GlobalizationSection class.

The following configuration file example shows how to specify values declaratively for the globalization section.

<system.web>
  <globalization 
    requestEncoding="utf-8"
    responseEncoding="utf-8"/>
</system.web>

The following code example demonstrates how to use the GlobalizationSection class.

#region Using directives

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;
using System.Configuration;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.Configuration;

#endregion

namespace Samples.Aspnet.SystemWebConfiguration
{
  class UsingGlobalizationSection
  {
    static void Main(string[] args)
    {
      try
      {
        // Set the path of the config file. 
        string configPath = "";

        // Get the Web application configuration object.
        Configuration config = WebConfigurationManager.OpenWebConfiguration(configPath);

        // Get the section related object.
        GlobalizationSection configSection =
          (GlobalizationSection)config.GetSection("system.web/globalization");

        // Display title and info.
        Console.WriteLine("ASP.NET Configuration Info");
        Console.WriteLine();

        // Display Config details.
        Console.WriteLine("File Path: {0}",
          config.FilePath);
        Console.WriteLine("Section Path: {0}",
          configSection.SectionInformation.Name);

        // Display Culture property.
        Console.WriteLine("Culture: {0}",
          configSection.Culture);

        // Set Culture property.
        configSection.Culture = 
          System.Globalization.CultureInfo.CurrentCulture.ToString();

        // Display EnableClientBasedCulture property.
        Console.WriteLine("EnableClientBasedCulture: {0}", 
          configSection.EnableClientBasedCulture);

        // Set EnableClientBasedCulture property.
        configSection.EnableClientBasedCulture = false;

        // Display FileEncoding property.
        Console.WriteLine("FileEncoding: {0}", 
          configSection.FileEncoding);

        // Set FileEncoding property.
        configSection.FileEncoding = 
          System.Text.Encoding.UTF8;

        // Display RequestEncoding property.
        Console.WriteLine("RequestEncoding: {0}",
          configSection.RequestEncoding);

        // Set RequestEncoding property.
        configSection.RequestEncoding = 
          System.Text.Encoding.UTF8;

        // Display ResponseEncoding property.
        Console.WriteLine("ResponseEncoding: {0}",
          configSection.ResponseEncoding);

        // Set ResponseEncoding property.
        configSection.ResponseEncoding = 
          System.Text.Encoding.UTF8;

        // Display ResponseHeaderEncoding property.
        Console.WriteLine("ResponseHeaderEncoding: {0}", 
          configSection.ResponseHeaderEncoding);

        // Set ResponseHeaderEncoding property.
        configSection.ResponseHeaderEncoding = 
          System.Text.Encoding.UTF8;

        // Display UICulture property.
        Console.WriteLine("UICulture: {0}",
          configSection.UICulture);

        // Set UICulture property.
         configSection.UICulture = 
           System.Globalization.CultureInfo.CurrentUICulture.ToString();

        // Update if not locked. 
        if (!configSection.SectionInformation.IsLocked)
        {
          config.Save();
          Console.WriteLine("** Configuration updated.");
        }
        else
        {
          Console.WriteLine("** Could not update, section is locked.");
        }
      }

      catch (Exception e)
      {
        // Unknown error.
        Console.WriteLine(e.ToString());
      }

      // Display and wait
      Console.ReadLine();
    }
  }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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