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ContextInformation.HostingContext Property

Note: This property is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Gets the context of the environment where the configuration property is being evaluated.

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

public Object HostingContext { get; 
/** @property */
public Object get_HostingContext ()

public function get HostingContext () : Object

Property Value

An object specifying the environment where the configuration property is being evaluated.

The possible HostingContext value is WebContext, ExeContext, or a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

The following code example demonstrates how to use the HostingContext property.

// Create an object based on HostingContext.
WebContext myWC =
// Use the WebContext object to determine
// the ApplicationLevel.
Console.WriteLine("ApplicationLevel: {0",

Windows 98, Windows 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0