NameValueConfigurationElement Class

A configuration element that contains a String name and String value. This class cannot be inherited.

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

public sealed class NameValueConfigurationElement : ConfigurationElement
public final class NameValueConfigurationElement extends ConfigurationElement
public final class NameValueConfigurationElement extends ConfigurationElement
Not applicable.

The NameValueConfigurationElement inherits from the ConfigurationElement base class. The ConfigurationElement represents an element within a configuration file.

There is a difference between the NameValueConfigurationElement class and KeyValueConfigurationElement class. The NameValueConfigurationElement class does not require the first string to be unique, whereas KeyValueConfigurationElement class requires the first string to be a key, and therefore unique in the collection.


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

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