ElementInformation Class

Contains meta-information about an individual element within the configuration. This class cannot be inherited.

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

Public NotInheritable Class ElementInformation
Dim instance As ElementInformation

public final class ElementInformation
public final class ElementInformation
Not applicable.

The ElementInformation object contains meta-information about an individual element within the configuration. This object can be used when validating and changing the properties of an individual element.

The following example shows how to get the ElementInformation associated with a ConfigurationElement object.

Public Shared Function GetElementInformation() _
As ElementInformation

    ' Get the current configuration file.
    Dim config _
    As System.Configuration.Configuration = _
    ConfigurationManager.OpenExeConfiguration( _

    ' Get the section.
    Dim section As UrlsSection = CType( _
    config.GetSection("MyUrls"), UrlsSection)

    ' Get the element.
    Dim url As UrlConfigElement = _

    Dim eInfo As ElementInformation = _

    Return eInfo

End Function 'GetElementInformation     

The following excerpt shows the configuration used by the previous code example.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <section name="MyUrls" type="Samples.AspNet.UrlsSection,
      ConfigurationElement, Version=, Culture=neutral,
      PublicKeyToken=null" allowDefinition="Everywhere"
      restartOnExternalChanges="true" />
  <MyUrls name="MyFavorites">
    <simple name="Contoso" url="http://www.contoso.com" port="8080" />
      <clear />
      <add name="Microsoft" url="http://www.microsoft.com" port="0" />


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