SectionInformation.IsDeclared Property

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

Gets a value indicating whether the associated configuration section is declared in the configuration file.

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

public bool IsDeclared { get; 
/** @property */
public boolean get_IsDeclared ()

public function get IsDeclared () : boolean

Property Value

true if this ConfigurationSection is declared in the configuration file; otherwise, false. The default is true.

The following code examples show how to get the IsDeclared property value after accessing the related section information in the configuration file.

Get the SectionInformation.

// Get the current configuration file.
System.Configuration.Configuration config =

// Get the section.
UrlsSection section =

SectionInformation sInfo =

Get the IsDeclared value.

bool declared =
Console.WriteLine("Section declared?: {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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