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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)


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