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IConfigurationSectionHandler Interface

Handles the access to certain configuration sections.

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

public interface IConfigurationSectionHandler
public interface IConfigurationSectionHandler
public interface IConfigurationSectionHandler
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Important   IConfigurationSectionHandler is deprecated in .NET Framework 2.0 and above. But, because it is used internally, it has been kept. You can find an example at How to: Create Custom Configuration Sections Using IConfigurationSectionHandler. If you use the previous example, please build it with the .NET Framework version 1.0 or 1.1.

In .NET Framework version 2.0 and above, you must instead derive from the ConfigurationSection class to implement the related configuration section handler. You can find an example at Creating New Configuration Sections.

Instances of the IConfigurationSectionHandler class must be thread safe and stateless. The Create method must be callable from multiple threads simultaneously.

Furthermore, the configuration object generated by the Create method must be thread safe and immutable. Because the configuration objects are cached by the configuration system, it is important not to modify the parent argument to the Create method. For example, if the return value of Create is only a small modification of the parent, actual modifications must be made on a clone of the parent, not the original.

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, 1.1, 1.0