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SectionInformation.GetParentSection Method

Gets the configuration section that contains the configuration section associated with this object.

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

public ConfigurationSection GetParentSection()

Return Value

Type: System.Configuration.ConfigurationSection
The configuration section that contains the ConfigurationSection that is associated with this SectionInformation object.


The method is invoked from a parent section.

If this ConfigurationSection object has no parent sections, the GetParentSection method returns the same value as the Name property.

The following example shows how to use the GetParentSection method.

static public void GetParentSection()
    SectionInformation sInfo = 

    ConfigurationSection parentSection =

    Console.WriteLine("Parent section : {0}",


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.