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Configuration.GetSection Method

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 example shows how to use the GetSection method to access a custom section. For the complete example code that defines a class that stores information for the CustomSection section, 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());
    }

}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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