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ConfigurationConverterBase Class

The base class for the configuration converter types.

Inheritance Hierarchy
SystemObject
   System.ComponentModelTypeConverter
    System.ConfigurationConfigurationConverterBase
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Namespace:   System.Configuration
Assembly:  System.Configuration (in System.Configuration.dll)
Syntax
Public MustInherit Class ConfigurationConverterBase _
	Inherits [%$TOPIC/ms134114_en-us_VS_110_2_0_0_0_0%]
public abstract class ConfigurationConverterBase : [%$TOPIC/ms134114_en-us_VS_110_2_0_1_0_0%]
public ref class ConfigurationConverterBase abstract : public [%$TOPIC/ms134114_en-us_VS_110_2_0_2_0_0%]
[<[%$TOPIC/ms134114_en-us_VS_110_2_0_3_0_0%]>]
type ConfigurationConverterBase =  
    class 
        inherit [%$TOPIC/ms134114_en-us_VS_110_2_0_3_0_1%] 
    end

The ConfigurationConverterBase type exposes the following members.

Constructors
  NameDescription
Protected method ConfigurationConverterBaseInitializes a new instance of the ConfigurationConverterBase class.
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Methods
  NameDescription
Public method CanConvertFrom(Type)Returns whether this converter can convert an object of the given type to the type of this converter. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method CanConvertFrom(ITypeDescriptorContext, Type)Determines whether the conversion is allowed. (Overrides TypeConverterCanConvertFrom(ITypeDescriptorContext, Type).)
Public method CanConvertTo(Type)Returns whether this converter can convert the object to the specified type. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method CanConvertTo(ITypeDescriptorContext, Type)Determines whether the conversion is allowed. (Overrides TypeConverterCanConvertTo(ITypeDescriptorContext, Type).)
Public method ConvertFrom(Object)Converts the given value to the type of this converter. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method ConvertFrom(ITypeDescriptorContext, CultureInfo, Object)Converts the given object to the type of this converter, using the specified context and culture information. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method ConvertFromInvariantString(String)Converts the given string to the type of this converter, using the invariant culture. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method ConvertFromInvariantString(ITypeDescriptorContext, String)Converts the given string to the type of this converter, using the invariant culture and the specified context. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method ConvertFromString(String)Converts the specified text to an object. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method ConvertFromString(ITypeDescriptorContext, String)Converts the given text to an object, using the specified context. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method ConvertFromString(ITypeDescriptorContext, CultureInfo, String)Converts the given text to an object, using the specified context and culture information. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method ConvertTo(Object, Type)Converts the given value object to the specified type, using the arguments. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method ConvertTo(ITypeDescriptorContext, CultureInfo, Object, Type)Converts the given value object to the specified type, using the specified context and culture information. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method ConvertToInvariantString(Object)Converts the specified value to a culture-invariant string representation. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method ConvertToInvariantString(ITypeDescriptorContext, Object)Converts the specified value to a culture-invariant string representation, using the specified context. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method ConvertToString(Object)Converts the specified value to a string representation. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method ConvertToString(ITypeDescriptorContext, Object)Converts the given value to a string representation, using the given context. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method ConvertToString(ITypeDescriptorContext, CultureInfo, Object)Converts the given value to a string representation, using the specified context and culture information. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method CreateInstance(IDictionary)Re-creates an Object given a set of property values for the object. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method CreateInstance(ITypeDescriptorContext, IDictionary)Creates an instance of the type that this TypeConverter is associated with, using the specified context, given a set of property values for the object. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method Equals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected method FinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected method GetConvertFromExceptionReturns an exception to throw when a conversion cannot be performed. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Protected method GetConvertToExceptionReturns an exception to throw when a conversion cannot be performed. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method GetCreateInstanceSupportedReturns whether changing a value on this object requires a call to the CreateInstance method to create a new value. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method GetCreateInstanceSupported(ITypeDescriptorContext)Returns whether changing a value on this object requires a call to CreateInstance to create a new value, using the specified context. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method GetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public method GetProperties(Object)Returns a collection of properties for the type of array specified by the value parameter. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method GetProperties(ITypeDescriptorContext, Object)Returns a collection of properties for the type of array specified by the value parameter, using the specified context. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method GetProperties(ITypeDescriptorContext, Object, Attribute)Returns a collection of properties for the type of array specified by the value parameter, using the specified context and attributes. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method GetPropertiesSupportedReturns whether this object supports properties. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method GetPropertiesSupported(ITypeDescriptorContext)Returns whether this object supports properties, using the specified context. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method GetStandardValuesReturns a collection of standard values from the default context for the data type this type converter is designed for. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method GetStandardValues(ITypeDescriptorContext)Returns a collection of standard values for the data type this type converter is designed for when provided with a format context. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method GetStandardValuesExclusiveReturns whether the collection of standard values returned from GetStandardValues is an exclusive list. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method GetStandardValuesExclusive(ITypeDescriptorContext)Returns whether the collection of standard values returned from GetStandardValues is an exclusive list of possible values, using the specified context. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method GetStandardValuesSupportedReturns whether this object supports a standard set of values that can be picked from a list. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method GetStandardValuesSupported(ITypeDescriptorContext)Returns whether this object supports a standard set of values that can be picked from a list, using the specified context. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method GetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public method IsValid(Object)Returns whether the given value object is valid for this type. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method IsValid(ITypeDescriptorContext, Object)Returns whether the given value object is valid for this type and for the specified context. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Protected method MemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected method SortPropertiesSorts a collection of properties. (Inherited from TypeConverter.)
Public method ToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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Remarks

The ConfigurationConverterBase is the base class for the converter configuration types. These are types that convert strings, found in the configuration file, to and from the related strongly typed properties.

Examples

The following code examples show how to derive from the ConfigurationConverterBase class to create a custom TimeSpan converter type. Also, the examples show how to use this type in a custom section.

The following code example shows how to create a custom TimeSpan converter type from the ConfigurationConverterBase class.

Imports System
Imports System.Collections.Generic
Imports System.Text
Imports System.Configuration
Imports System.Globalization
Imports System.ComponentModel




NotInheritable Public Class CustomTimeSpanMinutesConverter
    Inherits ConfigurationConverterBase

    Friend Function ValidateType(ByVal value As Object, _
    ByVal expected As Type) As Boolean 
        Dim result As Boolean 

        If Not (value Is Nothing) _
        AndAlso value.ToString() <> expected.ToString() Then
            result = False 
        Else
            result = True 
        End If 
        Return result

    End Function 'ValidateType


    Public Overrides Function CanConvertTo( _
    ByVal ctx As ITypeDescriptorContext, _
    ByVal type As Type) As Boolean 
        Return (type.ToString() = GetType(String).ToString())

    End Function 'CanConvertTo

    Public Overrides Function CanConvertFrom( _
    ByVal ctx As ITypeDescriptorContext, _
    ByVal type As Type) As Boolean 
        Return (type.ToString() = GetType(String).ToString())

    End Function 'CanConvertFrom

    Public Overrides Function ConvertTo( _
    ByVal ctx As ITypeDescriptorContext, _
    ByVal ci As CultureInfo, ByVal value As Object, _
    ByVal type As Type) As Object
        ValidateType(value, GetType(TimeSpan))

        Dim data As Long = _
        Fix(CType(value, TimeSpan).TotalMinutes)

        Return data.ToString(CultureInfo.InvariantCulture)

    End Function 'ConvertTo

    Public Overrides Function ConvertFrom( _
    ByVal ctx As ITypeDescriptorContext, _
    ByVal ci As CultureInfo, ByVal data As Object) As Object 

        Dim min As Long = _
        Long.Parse(CStr(data), CultureInfo.InvariantCulture)

        Return TimeSpan.FromMinutes(System.Convert.ToDouble(min))

    End Function 'ConvertFrom

End Class 'CustomTimeSpanMinutesConverter 
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;
using System.Configuration;
using System.Globalization;
using System.ComponentModel;


public sealed class CustomTimeSpanMinutesConverter :
    ConfigurationConverterBase
{
    internal bool ValidateType(object value, 
        Type expected)
    {
        bool result;

        if ((value != null) &&
            (value.GetType() != expected))
            result = false;
        else
            result = true;

        return result;
    }

    public override bool CanConvertTo(
        ITypeDescriptorContext ctx, Type type)
    {
        return (type == typeof(string));
    }

    public override bool CanConvertFrom(
        ITypeDescriptorContext ctx, Type type)
    {
        return (type == typeof(string));
    }

    public override object ConvertTo(
        ITypeDescriptorContext ctx, CultureInfo ci,
        object value, Type type)
    {
        ValidateType(value, typeof(TimeSpan));

        long data = (long)(((TimeSpan)value).TotalMinutes);

        return data.ToString(CultureInfo.InvariantCulture);
    }

    public override object ConvertFrom(
        ITypeDescriptorContext ctx, CultureInfo ci, object data)
    {

        long min = long.Parse((string)data,
            CultureInfo.InvariantCulture);

        return TimeSpan.FromMinutes((double)min);
    }

}

The following code example shows how to define a custom section that uses the previous custom TimeSpan converter.

' Define a custom section. 
NotInheritable Public Class CustomSection
    Inherits ConfigurationSection


    Public Sub New() 

    End Sub 'New



    <ConfigurationProperty("fileName", _
    DefaultValue:="   default.txt  "), _
    TypeConverter(GetType(WhiteSpaceTrimStringConverter))> _
    Public Property FileName() As String 
        Get 
            Return CStr(Me("fileName"))
        End Get 
        Set(ByVal value As String)
            Me("fileName") = value
        End Set 
    End Property


    <ConfigurationProperty("maxIdleTime"), _
    TypeConverter(GetType(CustomizedTimeSpanMinutesConverter))> _
    Public Property MaxIdleTime() As TimeSpan
        Get 
            Return CType(Me("maxIdleTime"), TimeSpan)
        End Get 
        Set(ByVal value As TimeSpan)
            Me("maxIdleTime") = value
        End Set 
    End Property

    <ConfigurationProperty("timeDelay", _
    DefaultValue:="infinite"), _
    TypeConverter(GetType(InfiniteTimeSpanConverter))> _
    Public Property TimeDelay() As TimeSpan
        Get 
            Return CType(Me("timeDelay"), TimeSpan)
        End Get 
        Set(ByVal value As TimeSpan)
            Me("timeDelay") = Value
        End Set 
    End Property

    <ConfigurationProperty("cdStr", _
    DefaultValue:="str0, str1", _
    IsRequired:=True), _
    TypeConverter(GetType(CommaDelimitedStringCollectionConverter))> _
    Public Property CdStr() As StringCollection
        Get 
            Return CType(Me("cdStr"), StringCollection)
        End Get 

        Set(ByVal value As StringCollection)
            Me("cdStr") = value
        End Set 
    End Property 


    Public Enum Permissions
        FullControl = 0
        Modify = 1
        ReadExecute = 2
        Read = 3
        Write = 4
        SpecialPermissions = 5
    End Enum 'Permissions


    <ConfigurationProperty("permission", _
    DefaultValue:=Permissions.Read)> _
    Public Property Permission() As Permissions
        Get 
            Return CType(Me("permission"), Permissions)
        End Get 

        Set(ByVal value As Permissions)
            Me("permission") = Value
        End Set 
    End Property


    <ConfigurationProperty("maxUsers", _
    DefaultValue:="infinite"), _
    TypeConverter(GetType(InfiniteIntConverter))> _
    Public Property MaxUsers() As Integer 
        Get 
            Return Fix(Me("maxUsers"))
        End Get 
        Set(ByVal value As Integer)
            Me("maxUsers") = Value
        End Set 
    End Property 
End Class 'CustomSection 
// Define a custom section. 
    public sealed class CustomSection :
        ConfigurationSection
    {

        public CustomSection() 
        {

        }

        [ConfigurationProperty("fileName", DefaultValue="   default.txt  ")]
        [TypeConverter(typeof(WhiteSpaceTrimStringConverter))]
        public String FileName
        {
            get
            {
                return (String)this["fileName"];
            }
            set
            {
                this["fileName"] = value;
            }
        }

        [ConfigurationProperty("maxIdleTime")]
        [TypeConverter(typeof(CustomizedTimeSpanMinutesConverter))]
        public TimeSpan MaxIdleTime
        {
            get
            {
                return (TimeSpan)this["maxIdleTime"];
            }
            set
            {
                this["maxIdleTime"] = value;
            }
        }

        [ConfigurationProperty("timeDelay", 
            DefaultValue = "infinite")]
        [TypeConverter(typeof(InfiniteTimeSpanConverter))]
        public TimeSpan TimeDelay
        {
            get
            {
                return (TimeSpan)this["timeDelay"];
            }
            set
            {
                this["timeDelay"] = value;
            }
        }

        [ConfigurationProperty("cdStr", 
            DefaultValue = "str0, str1",
           IsRequired = true)]

        [TypeConverter(typeof(
            CommaDelimitedStringCollectionConverter))]
        public StringCollection CdStr
        {
            get
            {
                return (StringCollection)this["cdStr"];
            }

            set
            {
                this["cdStr"] = value;
            }

        }



        public enum Permissions
        {
            FullControl         = 0,
            Modify              = 1,
            ReadExecute         = 2,
            Read                = 3,
            Write               = 4,
            SpecialPermissions  = 5
        }

        [ConfigurationProperty("permission", DefaultValue = Permissions.Read)]
        public Permissions Permission
        {
            get
            {
                return (Permissions)this["permission"];
            }

            set
            {
                this["permission"] = value;
            }

        }


        [ConfigurationProperty("maxUsers", DefaultValue="infinite")]
        [TypeConverter(typeof(InfiniteIntConverter))]
        public int MaxUsers
        {
            get
            {
                return (int)this["maxUsers"];
            }
            set
            {
                this["maxUsers"] = value;
            }
        }

    }

}

The following code example shows how to create and modify a configuration file using the previous custom section.

Imports System
Imports System.Collections.Generic
Imports System.Text
Imports System.Configuration
Imports System.Globalization
Imports System.ComponentModel



' Define a custom section. 

NotInheritable Public Class CustomSection
   Inherits ConfigurationSection


   Public Sub New()
   End Sub 'New


    <ConfigurationProperty("fileName", _
    DefaultValue:="default.txt", _
    IsRequired:=True, IsKey:=False), _
    StringValidator(InvalidCharacters:=" ~!@#$%^&*()[]{}/;'""|\", _
    MinLength:=1, MaxLength:=60)> _
    Public Property FileName() As String 
        Get 
            Return CStr(Me("fileName"))
        End Get 
        Set(ByVal value As String)
            Me("fileName") = value
        End Set 
    End Property



    <ConfigurationProperty("maxIdleTime"), _
    TypeConverter(GetType(TsMinutesConverter))> _
    Public Property MaxIdleTime() As TimeSpan
        Get 
            Return CType(Me("maxIdleTime"), TimeSpan)
        End Get 
        Set(ByVal value As TimeSpan)
            Me("maxIdleTime") = Value
        End Set 
    End Property 

End Class 'CustomSection 


NotInheritable Public Class TsMinutesConverter
   Inherits ConfigurationConverterBase

   Friend Function ValidateType(value As Object, expected As Type) As Boolean 
      Dim result As Boolean 

        If Not (value Is Nothing) _
        AndAlso (value.GetType().Equals(expected) <> True) Then
            result = False 
        Else
            result = True 
        End If 
      Return result
   End Function 'ValidateType


    Public Overrides Function CanConvertTo( _
    ByVal ctx As ITypeDescriptorContext, _
    ByVal type As Type) As Boolean 

        Return type.Equals(GetType(String))

    End Function 'CanConvertTo


    Public Overrides Function CanConvertFrom( _
    ByVal ctx As ITypeDescriptorContext, _
    ByVal type As Type) As Boolean 

        Return type.Equals(GetType(String))

    End Function 'CanConvertFrom


    Public Overrides Function ConvertTo( _
    ByVal ctx As ITypeDescriptorContext, ByVal ci As CultureInfo, _
    ByVal value As Object, ByVal type As Type) As Object
        ValidateType(value, GetType(TimeSpan))

        Dim data As Long = _
        Fix(CType(value, TimeSpan).TotalMinutes)

        Return data.ToString(CultureInfo.InvariantCulture)

    End Function 'ConvertTo


    Public Overrides Function ConvertFrom( _
    ByVal ctx As ITypeDescriptorContext, ByVal ci As CultureInfo, _
    ByVal data As Object) As Object 

        Dim min As Long = _
        Long.Parse(CStr(data), _
        CultureInfo.InvariantCulture)

        Return TimeSpan.FromMinutes( _
        System.Convert.ToDouble(min))

    End Function 'ConvertFrom
End Class 'TsMinutesConverter

Class UsingConfigutationConverterBase


   ' Create a custom section. 
   Shared Sub CreateSection()
      Try 

         Dim customSection As CustomSection

         ' Get the current configuration file. 
            Dim config _
            As System.Configuration.Configuration = _
            ConfigurationManager.OpenExeConfiguration( _
            ConfigurationUserLevel.None)

         ' Create the section entry   
         ' in the <configSections> and the  
         ' related target section in <configuration>. 
         If config.Sections("CustomSection") Is Nothing Then
            customSection = New CustomSection()
            config.Sections.Add("CustomSection", customSection)
            customSection.SectionInformation.ForceSave = True
            config.Save(ConfigurationSaveMode.Full)
         End If 
      Catch err As ConfigurationErrorsException
         Console.WriteLine(err.ToString())
      End Try 
   End Sub 'CreateSection



   ' Change custom section and write it to disk. 
   Shared Sub SerializeCustomSection()
      Try 
            Dim config _
               As System.Configuration.Configuration = _
               ConfigurationManager.OpenExeConfiguration( _
               ConfigurationUserLevel.None)

            Dim customSection _
            As CustomSection = _
            config.Sections.Get("CustomSection")
         Dim ts As New TimeSpan(1, 30, 30)

         customSection.MaxIdleTime = ts

         config.Save()

            Dim maxIdleTime As String = _
            customSection.MaxIdleTime.ToString()

            Console.WriteLine( _
            "New max idle time: {0}", maxIdleTime)
      Catch e As Exception
         Console.WriteLine(e.ToString())
      End Try 
   End Sub 'SerializeCustomSection


   ' Read custom section from disk. 
   Shared Sub DeserializeCustomSection()

      Try 
            Dim config _
            As System.Configuration.Configuration = _
            ConfigurationManager.OpenExeConfiguration( _
            ConfigurationUserLevel.None)

            Dim customSection _
            As CustomSection = _
            config.Sections.Get("CustomSection")

            Dim maxIdleTime As TimeSpan = _
            customSection.MaxIdleTime


            Console.WriteLine( _
            "Max idle time: {0}", maxIdleTime.ToString())
      Catch e As Exception
         Console.WriteLine(e.ToString())
      End Try 
   End Sub 'DeserializeCustomSection


    Public Overloads Shared Sub Main(ByVal args() As String)
        CreateSection()
        SerializeCustomSection()
        DeserializeCustomSection()
    End Sub 'Main 
End Class 'UsingConfigutationConverterBase
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;
using System.Configuration;
using System.Globalization;
using System.ComponentModel;

namespace Samples.AspNet
{

    // Define a custom section. 
    public sealed class CustomSection :
        ConfigurationSection
    {

        public CustomSection()
        { }

        [ConfigurationProperty("fileName", DefaultValue = "default.txt",
            IsRequired = true, IsKey = false)]
        [StringValidator(InvalidCharacters = " ~!@#$%^&*()[]{}/;'\"|\\",
            MinLength = 1, MaxLength = 60)]
        public string FileName
        {
            get
            {
                return (string)this["fileName"];
            }
            set
            {
                this["fileName"] = value;
            }
        }


        [ConfigurationProperty("maxIdleTime")]
        [TypeConverter(typeof(TsMinutesConverter))]
        public TimeSpan MaxIdleTime
        {
            get
            {
                return (TimeSpan)this["maxIdleTime"];
            }
            set
            {
                this["maxIdleTime"] = value;
            }
        }

    }

    public sealed class TsMinutesConverter :
        ConfigurationConverterBase
    {
        internal bool ValidateType(object value, Type expected)
        {
            bool result;

            if ((value != null) &&
                (value.GetType() != expected))
                result = false;
            else
                result = true;

            return result;
        }

        public override bool CanConvertTo(
            ITypeDescriptorContext ctx, Type type)
        {
            return (type == typeof(string));
        }

        public override bool CanConvertFrom(
            ITypeDescriptorContext ctx, Type type)
        {
            return (type == typeof(string));
        }

        public override object ConvertTo(
            ITypeDescriptorContext ctx, CultureInfo ci,
            object value, Type type)
        {
            ValidateType(value, typeof(TimeSpan));

            long data = (long)(((TimeSpan)value).TotalMinutes);

            return data.ToString(CultureInfo.InvariantCulture);
        }

        public override object ConvertFrom(
            ITypeDescriptorContext ctx, CultureInfo ci, object data)
        {

            long min = long.Parse((string)data,
                CultureInfo.InvariantCulture);

            return TimeSpan.FromMinutes((double)min);
        }
    }

    class UsingConfigutationConverterBase
    {

        // Create a custom section. 
        static void CreateSection()
        {
            try
            {

                CustomSection customSection;

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

                // Create the section entry   
                // in the <configSections> and the  
                // related target section in <configuration>. 
                if (config.Sections["CustomSection"] == null)
                {
                    customSection = new CustomSection();
                    config.Sections.Add("CustomSection", customSection);
                    customSection.SectionInformation.ForceSave = true;
                    config.Save(ConfigurationSaveMode.Full);
                }
            }
            catch (ConfigurationErrorsException err)
            {
                Console.WriteLine(err.ToString());
            }

        }


        // Change custom section and write it to disk. 
        static void SerializeCustomSection()
        {
            try
            {
                System.Configuration.Configuration config =
                    ConfigurationManager.OpenExeConfiguration(
                    ConfigurationUserLevel.None);

                CustomSection customSection =
                    config.Sections.Get("CustomSection")
                    as CustomSection;

                TimeSpan ts =
                    new TimeSpan(1, 30, 30);

                customSection.MaxIdleTime = ts;

                config.Save();

                string maxIdleTime =
                    customSection.MaxIdleTime.ToString();

                Console.WriteLine("New max idle time: {0}",
                    maxIdleTime);
            }
            catch (Exception e)
            {
                Console.WriteLine(e.ToString());
            }

        }

        // Read custom section from disk. 
        static void DeserializeCustomSection()
        {

            try
            {
                System.Configuration.Configuration config =
                    ConfigurationManager.OpenExeConfiguration(
                    ConfigurationUserLevel.None);

                CustomSection customSection =
                    config.Sections.Get("CustomSection")
                    as CustomSection;

                TimeSpan maxIdleTime =
                    customSection.MaxIdleTime;


                Console.WriteLine("Max idle time: {0}",
                    maxIdleTime.ToString());
            }
            catch (Exception e)
            {
                Console.WriteLine(e.ToString());
            }

        }


        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            CreateSection();
            SerializeCustomSection();
            DeserializeCustomSection();

        }
    }
}

The following is a configuration excerpt as used by the previous example.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<configuration>
  <configSections>
    <section name="CustomSection" 
      type="Samples.AspNet.CustomSection, 
      ConfigurationConverters, 
      Version=1.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, 
      PublicKeyToken=null" 
      allowDefinition="Everywhere" 
      allowExeDefinition="MachineToApplication" 
      restartOnExternalChanges="true" />
  </configSections>
  <CustomSection fileName="default.txt" maxIdleTime="90" />
</configuration>
Version Information

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
Platforms

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.

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