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ConfigurationSection.SectionInformation Property

Gets a SectionInformation object that contains the non-customizable information and functionality of the ConfigurationSection object.

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

public SectionInformation SectionInformation { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Configuration.SectionInformation
A SectionInformation that contains the non-customizable information and functionality of the ConfigurationSection.

The following example shows how to use the SectionInformation property.

        static void DisplayCustomSectionInformation()

                CustomSection customSection;

                customSection =
                    ConfigurationManager.GetSection("CustomSection") as CustomSection;

                if (customSection == null)
                    Console.WriteLine("Failed to load " + "CustomSection" + ".");
                    // Display specific information
                    Console.WriteLine("File Name:       {0}", customSection.FileName);
                    Console.WriteLine("Max Users:       {0}", customSection.MaxUsers);
                    Console.WriteLine("Max Idle Time:   {0}", customSection.MaxIdleTime);

                    // Display generic information
                    Console.WriteLine("Generic information:");
                    Console.WriteLine("AllowExeDefinition:  {0}",
                    Console.WriteLine("IsLocked:            {0}",

            catch (ConfigurationErrorsException err)


.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.