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ConfigurationLocation Class

Represents a location element within a configuration file.


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

public class ConfigurationLocation

The ConfigurationLocation type exposes the following members.

Public propertyPathGets the relative path to the resource whose configuration settings are represented by this ConfigurationLocation object.

Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodOpenConfigurationInfrastructure. Creates an instance of a Configuration object.
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

An instance of the ConfigurationLocation class represents a single location element within a configuration file. Locations are used to specify configuration settings that apply only to a specified resource, such as a specific page, file, or subdirectory, within your Web application. Use the ConfigurationLocation class to obtain the path and the Configuration object that applies to the specified resource.

How to: Configure Specific Directories Using Location SettingsConfiguring ASP .NET Web Applications
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In the following code example, the Web configuration for the application MySampleApp is loaded, and then the locations defined in the configuration are displayed.

using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.Configuration;

class DisplayLocationInfo
    static void Main(string[] args)
        Configuration config = 
        ConfigurationLocationCollection myLocationCollection = config.Locations;
        foreach (ConfigurationLocation myLocation in myLocationCollection)
            Console.WriteLine("Location Path: {0}", myLocation.Path);
            Configuration myLocationConfiguration = myLocation.OpenConfiguration();
            Console.WriteLine("Location Configuration File Path: {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.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.