LocalFileSettingsProvider.GetPropertyValues Method (SettingsContext, SettingsPropertyCollection)


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


Type: System.Configuration.SettingsContext

A SettingsContext describing the current application usage.

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.

Exception Condition

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>.


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
Available since 2.0
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