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ConfigurationElement.LockAllAttributesExcept Property

Gets the collection of locked attributes.

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

public ConfigurationLockCollection LockAllAttributesExcept { get; }
/** @property */
public ConfigurationLockCollection get_LockAllAttributesExcept ()

public function get LockAllAttributesExcept () : ConfigurationLockCollection

Not applicable.

Property Value

The ConfigurationLockCollection of locked attributes (properties) for the element.

The LockAllAttributesExcept property allows you to lock all the attributes at once, with the exception of the one you specify. To do that, you use the Contains method, as explained in the Example section.

NoteNote:

The LockAllAttributesExcept property allows you to prevent the child configuration elements of the element to which you apply the rule from being modified. Use the LockItem property if you want to put a general lock on the parent element itself and its child elements.

Notes to Implementers: If you use the LockAllAttributesExcept and LockAttributes properties at the same time, the most restrictive rule applies.

The following example shows how to use the LockAllAttributesExcept.

// Show how to use LockAllAttributesExcept.
// It locks and unlocks all urls elements 
// except the port.
static void LockAllAttributesExcept()
{

    try
    {
        // Get current configuration file.
        System.Configuration.Configuration config =
            ConfigurationManager.OpenExeConfiguration(
            ConfigurationUserLevel.None);

        // Get the MyUrls section.
        UrlsSection myUrlsSection =
            config.GetSection("MyUrls") as UrlsSection;

        if (myUrlsSection == null)
            Console.WriteLine(
                "Failed to load UrlsSection.");
        else
        {

            IEnumerator elemEnum =
                 myUrlsSection.Urls.GetEnumerator();

            int i = 0;
            while (elemEnum.MoveNext())
            {

                // Get current element.
                ConfigurationElement element =
                    myUrlsSection.Urls[i];

                // Get current element lock all attributes.
                ConfigurationLockCollection lockAllAttributesExcept =
                    element.LockAllAttributesExcept;

                // Add or remove the lock on all attributes 
                // except port.
                if (lockAllAttributesExcept.Contains("port"))
                    lockAllAttributesExcept.Remove("port");
                else
                    lockAllAttributesExcept.Add("port");


                string lockedAttributes =
                    lockAllAttributesExcept.AttributeList;

                Console.WriteLine(
                    "Element {0} Locked attributes list: {1}",
                    i.ToString(), lockedAttributes);


                i += 1;

                config.Save(ConfigurationSaveMode.Full);

            }


        }
    }
    catch (ConfigurationErrorsException e)
    {
        Console.WriteLine(
            "[LockAllAttributesExcept: {0}]",
            e.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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