ISettingsProviderService Interface
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ISettingsProviderService Interface


Provides an interface for defining an alternate application settings provider.

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

public interface ISettingsProviderService


Returns the settings provider compatible with the specified settings property.

The IPersistComponentSettings interface enables controls and components hosted in an application to persist their application settings in a manner largely transparent to the application. However, in some cases, the application or environment may need to override the settings provider natively used by a component with one of its own choosing. The ISettingsProviderService interface enables the creation of a lightweight service that communicates such an alternate settings provider, typically offered through the owning Container.

ISettingsProviderService is commonly used by design-time tools and debuggers that provide special support for application settings. To make such an arrangement function seamlessly, the ApplicationSettingsBase class contains constructors that take a reference to the owning component. These constructors automatically query for compatible settings providers.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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