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SettingsProperty Class

Used internally as the class that represents metadata about an individual configuration property.

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

public class SettingsProperty

SettingsProperty is used to describe settings properties of a class derived from SettingsBase. The Settings API allows a collection of settings properties to be grouped into a common language runtime class.

When persisting settings, the SettingsBase base class asks for a collection of SettingsProperty objects, grouped in a collection of type SettingsPropertyCollection. It does this by calling its own Properties member. Inherited classes should return a collection of properties to persist.

Each SettingsProperty object includes metadata about the property, including the following:

  • Name.

  • Default value.

  • Property type.

  • Serialization method.

  • Provider to use for persistence.

  • Other arbitrary attributes that are context and provider specific.


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

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0