Provides a collection of ProtectedConfigurationProvider objects.
Assembly: System.Configuration (in System.Configuration.dll)
Initializes a new instance of theclass using default settings.
Gets the number of providers in the collection.(Inherited from ProviderCollection.)
Gets a value indicating whether access to the collection is synchronized (thread safe).(Inherited from ProviderCollection.)
Gets a ProtectedConfigurationProvider object in the collection with the specified name.
Gets the current object.(Inherited from ProviderCollection.)
Removes all items from the collection.(Inherited from ProviderCollection.)
Copies the contents of the collection to the given array starting at the specified index.(Inherited from ProviderCollection.)
Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)
Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection.(Inherited from Object.)
Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Removes a provider from the collection.(Inherited from ProviderCollection.)
Sets the collection to be read-only.(Inherited from ProviderCollection.)
Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)
Overloaded. Enables parallelization of a query.(Defined by ParallelEnumerable.)
You can encrypt sections of a configuration file to protect sensitive information used by your application. This improves security by making unauthorized access difficult, even if an attacker gains access to your configuration file.
The .NET Framework includes two protected configuration providers that can be used to encrypt sections of a configuration file: the RsaProtectedConfigurationProvider class, which uses the RSACryptoServiceProvider class to encrypt configuration sections, and the DpapiProtectedConfigurationProvider class, which uses the Windows Data Protection API (DPAPI) to encrypt configuration sections.
You might have a requirement to encrypt sensitive information using an algorithm other than the RSA or DPAPI providers. In this case, you can build your own custom protected-configuration provider. The ProtectedConfigurationProvider class is an abstract base class that you must inherit from to create your own protected-configuration provider.
For more information about protected configuration, see Encrypting Configuration Information Using Protected Configuration.
Available since 2.0
Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.