SectionInformation.ForceSave Property

 

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether the associated configuration section will be saved even if it has not been modified.

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

public bool ForceSave { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if the associated ConfigurationSection object will be saved even if it has not been modified; otherwise, false. The default is false.

System_CAPS_noteNote

If the configuration file is saved (even if there are no modifications), ASP.NET restarts the application.

The following example shows how to use the ForceSave property of a ConfigurationSection object.

// Create a section whose name is 
// MyUrls that contains a nested collection as 
// defined by the UrlsSection class.
static void CreateSection()
{
    string sectionName = "MyUrls";

    try
    {

        // Get the current configuration file.
        System.Configuration.Configuration config =
                ConfigurationManager.OpenExeConfiguration(
                ConfigurationUserLevel.None);

        UrlsSection urlsSection;

        // Create the section whose name attribute 
        // is MyUrls in <configSections>.
        // Also, create the related target section 
        // MyUrls in <configuration>.
        if (config.Sections[sectionName] == null)
        {
            urlsSection = new UrlsSection();

            // Change the default values of 
            // the simple element.
            urlsSection.Simple.Name = "Contoso";
            urlsSection.Simple.Url = "http://www.contoso.com";
            urlsSection.Simple.Port = 8080;

            config.Sections.Add(sectionName, urlsSection);
            urlsSection.SectionInformation.ForceSave = true;
            config.Save(ConfigurationSaveMode.Full);
        }
    }
    catch (ConfigurationErrorsException e)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("[CreateSection: {0}]",
            e.ToString());
    }


}

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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