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ClientSettingsSection Class

Represents a group of user-scoped application settings in a configuration file.

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

public sealed class ClientSettingsSection : ConfigurationSection

The .NET Framework contains a single default settings provider, LocalFileSettingsProvider, which stores configuration data to the local file system in files with the extension .config. The contents of configuration files are structured as XML documents. User-scoped settings are persisted in a file with the name username.config. Within this file, data is stored as elements within a <userSettings> section. Each of these sections is represented by a corresponding ClientSettingsSection. Each section object is owned and administered by a configuration section handler, which is an IConfigurationSectionHandler.

The ClientSettingsSection class represents a simple extension of the ConfigurationSection class, which is used in the .NET Framework support for general configuration files.

For more information about application settings, see the topic Application Settings for Windows Forms.

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