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ProtectedConfigurationSection.DefaultProvider Property

Gets or sets the name of the default ProtectedConfigurationProvider object in the Providers collection property.

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

[ConfigurationPropertyAttribute("defaultProvider", DefaultValue = "RsaProtectedConfigurationProvider")]
public string DefaultProvider { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The name of the default ProtectedConfigurationProvider object in the Providers collection property.

The following code example shows how to use the DefaultProvider property.

static void GetDefaultProvider()
{
    try
    {
        // Get the application configuration.
        Configuration config =
            ConfigurationManager.OpenExeConfiguration(
            ConfigurationUserLevel.None);

        // Get the protected configuration section.
        ProtectedConfigurationSection pcSection =
            (System.Configuration.ProtectedConfigurationSection)
            config.GetSection("configProtectedData");

        // Get the current DefaultProvider.
        Console.WriteLine(
            "Protected configuration section default provider:");
        Console.WriteLine("  {0}", pcSection.DefaultProvider);

    }
    catch (ConfigurationErrorsException e)
    {
        Console.WriteLine(e.ToString());
    }

}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
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