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SectionInformation.AllowOverride Property

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether the associated configuration section can be overridden by lower-level configuration files.

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

public bool AllowOverride { get; set; }
/** @property */
public boolean get_AllowOverride ()

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

public function get AllowOverride () : boolean

public function set AllowOverride (value : boolean)

Not applicable.

Property Value

true if the section can be overridden; otherwise, false. The default is false.

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

bool allowOverride =
Console.WriteLine("Allow override: {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