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ProviderCollection.SetReadOnly Method

Sets the collection to be read-only.

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

public void SetReadOnly()

The ProviderCollection class is read/write by default. The SetReadOnly method makes the collection read-only. After a collection is set to read-only, some method calls (such as Remove and Add will result in an exception.

Note that most provider-based features will set their ProviderCollection object to read-only after creating instances of all of the configured providers.

.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.