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ConfigurationLocationCollection Class

Contains a collection of ConfigurationLocationCollection objects.

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

public class ConfigurationLocationCollection : ReadOnlyCollectionBase

Use the ConfigurationLocationCollection class to iterate through a collection of ConfigurationLocation objects, which represent the resources for which location-specific configuration settings are defined. ConfigurationLocationCollection is the type returned by the Locations property.


The ConfigurationLocationCollection class might not reference the collection of ConfigurationLocation objects in the order that they are specified in the configuration file.

In the following code example, the Web configuration for the application MySampleApp is loaded, and the locations defined in this configuration are displayed by iterating through the ConfigurationLocationCollection object returned by the Locations property.

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.

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