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SectionInformation.ForceDeclaration Method

Forces the associated configuration section to appear in the configuration file.

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

public void ForceDeclaration()

The ForceDeclaration method forces this SectionInformation declaration to be written to the configuration file.


The ForceDeclaration method can force a SectionInformation declaration to be written to a configuration file, even if the section is not required because it is already declared in a parent file. Using the ForceDeclaration method can make a configuration file more portable from one computer to another. It enables you to make sure that the section exists even when you do not have control over parent configuration files.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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