IsKey Property

ConfigurationPropertyAttribute.IsKey Property


Gets or sets a value indicating whether this is a key property for the decorated element property.

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

public bool IsKey { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if the property is a key property for an element of the collection; otherwise, false. The default is false.

The IsKey property applies only if the property you decorate is a collection. It does not have any effect if the property is not a collection. Multiple elements can be marked as IsKey.

The following example shows how to use the IsKey property.

[ConfigurationProperty("name", DefaultValue = "Contoso",
    IsRequired = true, IsKey = true)]
public string Name
        return (string)this["name"];
        this["name"] = value;

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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