ConfigurationElement.IsReadOnly Method ()


Gets a value indicating whether the ConfigurationElement object is read-only.

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

Public Overridable Function IsReadOnly As Boolean

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if the ConfigurationElement object is read-only; otherwise, false.

The system defines configuration elements that cannot be modified.

To determine which elements can be modified, use the IsReadOnly method.

The following example shows how to use the IsReadOnly method. It is used on a custom section and returns false.

' Show how to use IsReadOnly.
' It loops to see if the elements are read only. 
Shared Sub ReadOnlyElements()
        ' Get the current configuration file.
        Dim config _
        As System.Configuration.Configuration = _
        ConfigurationManager.OpenExeConfiguration( _

        ' Get the MyUrls section.
        Dim myUrlsSection As UrlsSection = _

        Dim elements As UrlsCollection = _

        Dim elemEnum As IEnumerator = _

        Dim i As Integer = 0

        While elemEnum.MoveNext()
            Console.WriteLine("The element {0} is read only: {1}", _
            elements(i).Name, elements(i).IsReadOnly().ToString())
            i += 1
        End While
    Catch err As ConfigurationErrorsException
        Console.WriteLine("[ReadOnlyElements: {0}]", _
    End Try

End Sub 'ReadOnlyElements

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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