SettingsProviderCollection Class

Represents a collection of application settings providers.

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

public class SettingsProviderCollection : ProviderCollection

The SettingsProviderCollection type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodSettingsProviderCollectionInitializes a new instance of the SettingsProviderCollection class.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyCountGets the number of providers in the collection. (Inherited from ProviderCollection.)
Public propertyIsSynchronizedGets a value indicating whether access to the collection is synchronized (thread safe). (Inherited from ProviderCollection.)
Public propertyItemGets the settings provider in the collection that matches the specified name.
Public propertySyncRootGets the current object. (Inherited from ProviderCollection.)
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  NameDescription
Public methodAddAdds a new settings provider to the collection. (Overrides ProviderCollection.Add(ProviderBase).)
Public methodClearRemoves all items from the collection. (Inherited from ProviderCollection.)
Public methodCopyToCopies the contents of the collection to the given array starting at the specified index. (Inherited from ProviderCollection.)
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetEnumeratorReturns an object that implements the IEnumerator interface to iterate through the collection. (Inherited from ProviderCollection.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodRemoveRemoves a provider from the collection. (Inherited from ProviderCollection.)
Public methodSetReadOnlySets the collection to be read-only. (Inherited from ProviderCollection.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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  NameDescription
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodICollection.CopyToCopies the elements of the ProviderCollection to an array, starting at a particular array index. (Inherited from ProviderCollection.)
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The SettingsProviderCollection class is a straightforward extension of the ProviderCollection class to provide for storage of SettingsProvider objects.

The ApplicationSettingsBase class uses this collection to manage the settings providers associated with each of its application settings properties through the SettingsProviderAttribute.

.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.

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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