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LocalFileSettingsProvider.GetPropertyValues Method

Returns the collection of setting property values for the specified application instance and settings property group.

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

public override SettingsPropertyValueCollection GetPropertyValues(
	SettingsContext context,
	SettingsPropertyCollection properties
)

Parameters

context
Type: System.Configuration.SettingsContext
A SettingsContext describing the current application usage.
properties
Type: System.Configuration.SettingsPropertyCollection
A SettingsPropertyCollection containing the settings property group whose values are to be retrieved.

Return Value

Type: System.Configuration.SettingsPropertyValueCollection
A SettingsPropertyValueCollection containing the values for the specified settings property group.

ExceptionCondition
ConfigurationErrorsException

A user-scoped setting was encountered but the current configuration only supports application-scoped settings.

The GetPropertyValues method also manages the special application settings type ConnectionString. Connection strings are stored in a special section of the configuration file delimited by the element <connectionstrings>.

Caution noteCaution

LocalFileSettingsProvider does not use encryption to persist any settings. Therefore, do not store plain text passwords or other sensitive information using this provider without taking additional precautions, such as separately encrypting the information within the configuration file. For more information, see Encrypting Configuration Information Using Protected Configuration.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.
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