ConfigurationSettings Class

Provides runtime support for reading configuration sections and common configuration settings.

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

public sealed class ConfigurationSettings
public final class ConfigurationSettings
public final class ConfigurationSettings

Using the static methods and properties of the ConfigurationSettings type is the recommended method for reading configuration information at runtime.


The ConfigurationSettings class provides backward compatibility only. You should use the ConfigurationManager class or WebConfigurationManager class instead.


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 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, 1.1, 1.0