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Configuration.EvaluationContext Property

Gets the ContextInformation object for the Configuration object.

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

public ContextInformation EvaluationContext { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Configuration.ContextInformation
The ContextInformation object for the Configuration object.

A ContextInformation object provides the context necessary for a Configuration object to respond based upon where it is being evaluated.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the EvaluationContext property.

ContextInformation evalContext =
    config.EvaluationContext as ContextInformation;
Console.WriteLine("Machine level: {0}",

.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.