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NameValueFileSectionHandler Class

Provides access to a configuration file. This type supports the .NET Framework configuration infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code.


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

public class NameValueFileSectionHandler : IConfigurationSectionHandler

The NameValueFileSectionHandler type exposes the following members.

Public methodNameValueFileSectionHandlerInitializes a new instance of the NameValueFileSectionHandler class.

Public methodCreateCreates a new configuration handler and adds it to the section-handler collection based on the specified parameters.
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

The file attribute of the <appSettings> section specifies a relative path to an external file that contains custom application-configuration settings. The details provided in the file act as an <appSettings> section in the configuration file. The file is accessed using the NameValueFileSectionHandler class. The file's root element must match the section referring to it.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.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.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.