WebControlsSection Class

Configures the webControls section. This class cannot be inherited.

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

public sealed class WebControlsSection : ConfigurationSection
public final class WebControlsSection extends ConfigurationSection
public final class WebControlsSection extends ConfigurationSection
Not applicable.

The WebControlsSection class provides a way to programmatically access and modify the webControls section of a configuration file.


ASP.NET provides a shared location for the client script files, where they can be accessed from multiple pages and across applications. The WebControlsSection can read and write information from and to the related section of the configuration file according to the section property AllowDefinition whose value is Everywhere.

The following code example shows how to obtain the WebControlsSection object from the configuration file associated with an existing Web application.

// Get the Web application configuration.
System.Configuration.Configuration configuration =

// Get the <webControls> section.
WebControlsSection webControlsSection =

// Read the client script location.
string clientScriptLocation =

string msg = String.Format(
"Client script location: {0}\n",


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 Server 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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