GetPropertyValues Method

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 Overrides Function GetPropertyValues (
	context As SettingsContext,
	properties As SettingsPropertyCollection
) As SettingsPropertyValueCollection

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.

Exception Condition
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>.

System_CAPS_cautionCaution

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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