IInternalConfigHost.EncryptSection Method

Encrypts a configuration section and returns it as a string.

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

string EncryptSection(
	string clearTextXml,
	ProtectedConfigurationProvider protectionProvider,
	ProtectedConfigurationSection protectedConfigSection


Type: System.String

An XML string representing a configuration section to encrypt.

Type: System.Configuration.ProtectedConfigurationProvider

The ProtectedConfigurationProvider object.

Type: System.Configuration.ProtectedConfigurationSection

The ProtectedConfigurationSection object.

Return Value

Type: System.String
An encrypted configuration section represented as a string.

.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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