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SectionInformation.GetRawXml Method

This API supports the .NET Framework infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code.

Returns an XML node object that represents the associated configuration-section object.

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

public string GetRawXml()

Return Value

Type: System.String
The XML representation for this configuration section.


This configuration object is locked and cannot be edited.

The following example shows how to use the GetRawXml method.

static public void GetSectionXml()
    SectionInformation sInfo =

    string sectionXml =

    Console.WriteLine("Section xml:");


.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.