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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

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
How to: Configure Specific Directories Using Location SettingsConfiguring ASP .NET Web Applications

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}",


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

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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