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SectionInformation Class

Note: This class is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Contains meta-information on an individual section within the configuration. This class cannot be inherited.

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

Public NotInheritable Class SectionInformation
Dim instance As SectionInformation

public final class SectionInformation
public final class SectionInformation

The SectionInformation object contains the meta-information on an individual section within the configuration. This object can be used when validating and changing the properties of an individual section.

The following code example shows how to get the SectionInformation associated with a ConfigurationSection object.

Public Shared Function GetSectionInformation() _
As SectionInformation

    ' Get the current configuration file.
    Dim config _
    As System.Configuration.Configuration = _
    ConfigurationManager.OpenExeConfiguration( _

    ' Get the section.
    Dim section As UrlsSection = _
    CType(config.GetSection("MyUrls"), UrlsSection)

    Dim sInfo As SectionInformation = _

    Return sInfo

End Function 'GetSectionInformation

The following excerpt shows the configuration used by the previous code example.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <section name="MyUrls" type="Samples.AspNet.UrlsSection,
      ConfigurationElement, Version=, Culture=neutral,
      PublicKeyToken=null" allowDefinition="Everywhere"
      restartOnExternalChanges="true" />
  <MyUrls name="MyFavorites">
    <simple name="Contoso" url="" port="8080" />
      <clear />
       <add name="Microsoft" url="" port="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.

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

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0