GetSection Method
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Configuration.GetSection Method

Updated: April 2009

Returns the specified ConfigurationSection object.

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

public ConfigurationSection GetSection(
	string sectionName
)

Parameters

sectionName
Type: System.String

The path to the section to be returned.

Configuration settings are contained within sections that group similar settings together for convenience. The GetSection method retrieves a configuration section by its name.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the GetSection method to access custom section information. This example assumes that you have created a custom section class named CustomSection. For an example of such a class, see the Configuration class overview.

// Show how to use the GetSection(string) method. 
static void GetCustomSection()
{
    try
    {

        CustomSection customSection;

        // Get the current configuration file.
        System.Configuration.Configuration config =
                ConfigurationManager.OpenExeConfiguration(
                ConfigurationUserLevel.None) as Configuration;

        customSection =
            config.GetSection("CustomSection") as CustomSection;

        Console.WriteLine("Section name: {0}", customSection.Name);
        Console.WriteLine("Url: {0}", customSection.Url);
        Console.WriteLine("Port: {0}", customSection.Port);

    }
    catch (ConfigurationErrorsException err)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("Using GetSection(string): {0}", err.ToString());
    }

}

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

Date

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Reason

April 2009

Added a note about prerequisites for running the code example.

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