ConfigurationManager.RefreshSection Method (String)

 

Refreshes the named section so the next time that it is retrieved it will be re-read from disk.

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

Public Shared Sub RefreshSection (
	sectionName As String
)

Parameters

sectionName
Type: System.String

The configuration section name or the configuration path and section name of the section to refresh.

This method invalidates the cache for the specified configuration section without affecting other sections.

The following code example shows how to use the RefreshSection method to refresh the application settings configuration section.

' Create the AppSettings section.
' The function uses the GetSection(string)method 
' to access the configuration section. 
' It also adds a new element to the section collection.
Public Shared Sub CreateAppSettings()
    ' Get the application configuration file.
    Dim config As System.Configuration.Configuration = _
    ConfigurationManager.OpenExeConfiguration( _
        ConfigurationUserLevel.None)

    Dim sectionName As String = "appSettings"

    ' Add an entry to appSettings.
    Dim appStgCnt As Integer = _
        ConfigurationManager.AppSettings.Count
    Dim newKey As String = _
        "NewKey" + appStgCnt.ToString()

    Dim newValue As String = _
        DateTime.Now.ToLongDateString() + " " + _
        DateTime.Now.ToLongTimeString()

    config.AppSettings.Settings.Add(newKey, _
                                    newValue)

    ' Save the configuration file.
    config.Save(ConfigurationSaveMode.Modified)

    ' Force a reload of the changed section. This 
    ' makes the new values available for reading.
    ConfigurationManager.RefreshSection(sectionName)

    ' Get the AppSettings section.
    Dim appSettingSection As AppSettingsSection = _
        DirectCast(config.GetSection(sectionName),  _
        AppSettingsSection)

    Console.WriteLine()
    Console.WriteLine( _
        "Using GetSection(string).")
    Console.WriteLine( _
        "AppSettings section:")
    Console.WriteLine( _
        appSettingSection.SectionInformation.GetRawXml())
End Sub

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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