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SectionInformation.IsDeclared Property

Gets a value that indicates 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

Not applicable.

Property Value

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

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

The following example gets the SectionInformation object.

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

// Get the section.
UrlsSection section =

SectionInformation sInfo =

The following example gets the IsDeclared value.

bool declared =
Console.WriteLine("Section declared?: {0}",

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0