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ContextInformation Class

Encapsulates the context information that is associated with a ConfigurationElement object. This class cannot be inherited.

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

Public NotInheritable Class ContextInformation
Dim instance As ContextInformation

public final class ContextInformation
public final class ContextInformation
Not applicable.

The ContextInformation object provides environment details related to an element of the configuration. For instance, you can use the IsMachineLevel property to determine whether a ConfigurationElement was set in Machine.config, or you can determine which hierarchy a ConfigurationElement belongs to by using the HostingContext property.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the ContextInformation type.

Imports System
Imports System.Collections
Imports System.Collections.Generic
Imports System.Text
Imports System.Configuration
Imports System.Web
Imports System.Web.Configuration

Namespace Samples.Aspnet.ConfigurationSample
  Class UsingContextInformation
    Public Shared Sub Main()
        ' Set the path of the config file.
        Dim configPath As String = ""

        ' Get the Web application configuration object.
        Dim config As Configuration = _

        ' Get the section related object.
        Dim configSection As _
          System.Web.Configuration.HealthMonitoringSection = _
          CType(config.GetSection("system.web/healthMonitoring"), _

        ' Display title and info.
        Console.WriteLine("ASP.NET Configuration Info")

        ' Display Config details.
        Console.WriteLine("File Path: {0}", _
        Console.WriteLine("Section Path: {0}", _

        ' IsMachineLevel property.
        Console.WriteLine("IsMachineLevel: {0}", _

        ' Create an object based on HostingContext.
        Dim myWC As WebContext = _
        ' Use the WebContext object to determine
        ' the ApplicationLevel.
        Console.WriteLine("ApplicationLevel: {0}", _

      Catch e As System.Exception
        ' Error.
      End Try
      ' Display and wait.
    End Sub
  End Class
End Namespace


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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