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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 Value

Type: System.Boolean
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 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