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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 Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the location attribute is allowed; otherwise, false. The default is true.


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}",

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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