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SectionInformation.AllowExeDefinition Property

Gets or sets a value that indicates where in the configuration file hierarchy the associated configuration section can be declared.

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

public ConfigurationAllowExeDefinition AllowExeDefinition { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Configuration.ConfigurationAllowExeDefinition
A value that indicates where in the configuration file hierarchy the associated ConfigurationSection object can be declared for .exe files.


The selected value conflicts with a value that is already defined.

AllowExeDefinition applies only to configuration files of client applications. For Web applications, you must use AllowDefinition.

The examples in this section show how to get the AllowExeDefinition property value after accessing the related section information in the configuration file.

The following example gets the SectionInformation object.

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

// Get the section.
UrlsSection section =

SectionInformation sInfo =

The following example gets the AllowExeDefinition value.

ConfigurationAllowExeDefinition allowExeDefinition =
Console.WriteLine("Allow exe definition: {0}",

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