Gets a value that indicates whether this ConfigurationSectionGroup object is declared.

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

public bool IsDeclared { get; }
property bool IsDeclared {
	bool get();
member IsDeclared : bool with get
Public ReadOnly Property IsDeclared As Boolean

Property Value


true if this ConfigurationSectionGroup is declared; otherwise, false. The default is false.


If the section group is declared in the configuration file, the property returns true.

The property returns false if this section is inherited from Machine.config or a parent configuration file.


The following code example determines whether this instance of ConfigurationSectionGroup is declared. This is part of a larger example provided in the overview for the ConfigurationSectionGroup class.

indent("Is Group Declared?: " + sectionGroup.IsDeclared);
indent("Is Group Declared?: " + _
Version Information
.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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