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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 */
public SectionInformation get_SectionInformation ()

public function get SectionInformation () : SectionInformation

Not applicable.

Property Value

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)

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0