SectionInformation.AllowLocation Property

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether the configuration section allows the location attribute.

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

public bool AllowLocation { get; set; }
/** @property */
public boolean get_AllowLocation ()

/** @property */
public void set_AllowLocation (boolean value)

public function get AllowLocation () : boolean

public function set AllowLocation (value : boolean)

Not applicable.

Property Value

true if the location attribute is allowed; otherwise, false. The default is true.

Exception typeCondition


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

When set to false, the AllowLocation property indicates that the section is accessed by native-code readers. Therefore, the use of the location attribute is not allowed, because the native-code readers do not support the concept of location.

The examples in this section show how to get the AllowLocation 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 AllowLocation value.

bool allowLocation =
Console.WriteLine("Allow location: {0}",

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