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InheritInChildApplications Property

SectionInformation.InheritInChildApplications Property

Note: This property is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the settings specified in the associated configuration section are inherited by applications that reside in a subdirectory of the application to which the associated configuration section applies.

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

public bool InheritInChildApplications { get; set; 
/** @property */
public boolean get_InheritInChildApplications ()

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

public function get InheritInChildApplications () : boolean

public function set InheritInChildApplications (value : boolean)

Property Value

true if the settings specified in this ConfigurationSection object are inherited by child applications; otherwise, false. The default is true.

The InheritInChildApplications property represents the inheritInChildApplicationsattribute of a locationelement within a configuration file.

Set InheritInChildApplications to false to prevent settings that are specific to a certain location, such as the root directory of a Web site, from being inherited by applications that exist in subdirectories.

The following example shows how to use this attribute in a configuration file to specify that the settings defined in the location element for the root of a Web site should not be inherited by child applications:

<location path="." inheritInChildApplications="false">

The InheritInChildApplications property applies only to location-specific configuration settings.

The following example shows how to get the InheritInChildApplications value of a ConfigurationSection object.

static public void GetInheritInChildApps()
    SectionInformation sInfo =

    bool inheritInChildApps =
    Console.WriteLine("Inherit in child apps: {0",

Windows 98, Windows 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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