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ProtectedConfiguration.DataProtectionProviderName Field

The name of the data protection provider.

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

public const string DataProtectionProviderName

This a constant string variable that contains the name of the data-protection provider made available by the system to protect a configuration section.

The following example shows how to use the DataProtectionProviderName property to retrieve the name of the current data-protection provider.

// Get the current provider name.
string dataProtectionProviderName =
    "Data protection provider name: {0}",

.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.