SectionInformation Class

Contains metadata about an individual section within the configuration hierarchy. This class cannot be inherited.

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

public sealed class SectionInformation
public final class SectionInformation
public final class SectionInformation
Not applicable.

The SectionInformation object contains the metadata about an individual section within the configuration hierarchy. This object can be used in order to validate and change the properties of an individual section.

The SectionInformation class is introduced in the . For more information, see The .NET Framework 3.5 Architecture.

The following example shows how to get the SectionInformation metadata that is associated with a ConfigurationSection object.

static public SectionInformation 

    // Get the current configuration file.
    System.Configuration.Configuration config =

    // Get the section.
    UrlsSection section =

    SectionInformation sInfo = 

    return sInfo;


The following example is an excerpt of the configuration file that is used by the previous 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 Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0