SectionInformation.IsLocked Property


Gets a value that indicates whether the associated configuration section is locked.

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

Public ReadOnly Property IsLocked As Boolean

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if the section is locked; otherwise, false.

The IsLocked property returns true when the related section is locked by the AllowOverride or the AllowDefinition property. A section is locked if it cannot be overridden or defined in the current configuration file.

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

The following example gets the SectionInformation object.

' Get the current configuration file.
Dim config _
As System.Configuration.Configuration = _
ConfigurationManager.OpenExeConfiguration( _

' Get the section.
Dim section As UrlsSection = _
CType(config.GetSection("MyUrls"), UrlsSection)

Dim sInfo As SectionInformation = _

The following example gets the IsLocked value.

Dim locked As Boolean = _
Console.WriteLine("Section locked?: {0}", _

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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