ProviderSettings Class

 

Represents the configuration elements associated with a provider.

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

System.Object
  System.Configuration.ConfigurationElement
    System.Configuration.ProviderSettings

public sealed class ProviderSettings : ConfigurationElement

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodProviderSettings()

Initializes a new instance of the ProviderSettings class.

System_CAPS_pubmethodProviderSettings(String, String)

Initializes a new instance of the ProviderSettings class.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubpropertyCurrentConfiguration

Gets a reference to the top-level Configuration instance that represents the configuration hierarchy that the current ConfigurationElement instance belongs to.(Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyElementInformation

Gets an ElementInformation object that contains the non-customizable information and functionality of the ConfigurationElement object. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)

System_CAPS_protpropertyElementProperty

Gets the ConfigurationElementProperty object that represents the ConfigurationElement object itself.(Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)

System_CAPS_protpropertyItem[ConfigurationProperty]

Gets or sets a property or attribute of this configuration element.(Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)

System_CAPS_protpropertyItem[String]

Gets or sets a property, attribute, or child element of this configuration element.(Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyLockAllAttributesExcept

Gets the collection of locked attributes.(Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyLockAllElementsExcept

Gets the collection of locked elements.(Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyLockAttributes

Gets the collection of locked attributes (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyLockElements

Gets the collection of locked elements.(Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyLockItem

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the element is locked.(Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyName

Gets or sets the name of the provider configured by this class.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyParameters

Gets a collection of user-defined parameters for the provider.

System_CAPS_protpropertyProperties

Gets the collection of properties.(Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyType

Gets or sets the type of the provider configured by this class.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_protmethodDeserializeElement(XmlReader, Boolean)

Reads XML from the configuration file.(Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodEquals(Object)

Compares the current ConfigurationElement instance to the specified object.(Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetHashCode()

Gets a unique value representing the current ConfigurationElement instance.(Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_protmethodInit()

Sets the ConfigurationElement object to its initial state.(Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)

System_CAPS_protmethodInitializeDefault()

Used to initialize a default set of values for the ConfigurationElement object.(Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)

System_CAPS_protmethodIsModified()

Indicates whether this configuration element has been modified since it was last saved or loaded, when implemented in a derived class.(Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodIsReadOnly()

Gets a value indicating whether the ConfigurationElement object is read-only.(Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)

System_CAPS_protmethodReset(ConfigurationElement)

Resets the internal state of the ConfigurationElement object, including the locks and the properties collections.(Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)

System_CAPS_protmethodResetModified()

Resets the value of the IsModified method to false when implemented in a derived class.(Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)

System_CAPS_protmethodSerializeElement(XmlWriter, Boolean)

Writes the contents of this configuration element to the configuration file when implemented in a derived class.(Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)

System_CAPS_protmethodSerializeToXmlElement(XmlWriter, String)

Writes the outer tags of this configuration element to the configuration file when implemented in a derived class.(Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)

System_CAPS_protmethodSetReadOnly()

Sets the IsReadOnly property for the ConfigurationElement object and all subelements.(Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_protmethodUnmerge(ConfigurationElement, ConfigurationElement, ConfigurationSaveMode)

Modifies the ConfigurationElement object to remove all values that should not be saved. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)

ASP.NET uses providers to perform specific services required by a feature. For example, the membership feature uses a provider to coordinate the persistence of membership data in a database.

In a configuration file, individual providers are added to a providers element within a particular feature section.

The ProviderSettings class represents a particular group of settings that are added to the providers element within a configuration section. Typically the configuration attributes specified by the add directive include a name, type, and other properties.

The following code example shows how to use the ProviderSettings.

using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.Collections.Specialized;
using System.Text;
using System.Configuration;
using System.Security.Permissions;

namespace Samples.AspNet
{

    // Shows how to use the ProviderSettings.
    public class UsingProviderSettings
    {

        [PermissionSet(SecurityAction.Demand, Name = "FullTrust")]
        private static void GetProviderSettings()
        {
            // Get the application configuration file.
            System.Configuration.Configuration config =
                    ConfigurationManager.OpenExeConfiguration(
                    ConfigurationUserLevel.None);

            ProtectedConfigurationSection pSection =
                config.GetSection("configProtectedData")
                as ProtectedConfigurationSection;

            ProviderSettingsCollection providerSettings =
              pSection.Providers;

            foreach (ProviderSettings pSettings in
                providerSettings)
            {


                Console.WriteLine(
                    "Provider settings name: {0}",
                    pSettings.Name);


                Console.WriteLine(
                    "Provider settings type: {0}",
                       pSettings.Type);

                NameValueCollection parameters =
                    pSettings.Parameters;

                IEnumerator pEnum =
                    parameters.GetEnumerator();

                int i = 0;
                while (pEnum.MoveNext())
                {
                    string pLength =
                        parameters[i].Length.ToString();
                    Console.WriteLine(
                        "Provider ssettings: {0} has {1} parameters",
                        pSettings.Name, pLength);

                }

            }

        }


        static void Main(string[] args)
        {

            GetProviderSettings();

        }
    }
}

The following is an excerpt of the configuration file used by the above example.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<configuration>

  <configProtectedData>

    <providers>
      <clear />
      <add
         name="TripleDESProtectedConfigurationProvider" 
         type="Samples.Aspnet.TripleDESProtectedConfigurationProvider, protectedconfigurationproviderlib, Version=1.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, 
PublicKeyToken=79e01ae0f5cfc66f, processorArchitecture=MSIL" />

    </providers>

  </configProtectedData>

</configuration>

.NET Framework
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.

Return to top
Show: