SectionInformation.IsProtected Property

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

Gets a value indicating whether the associated configuration section is protected.

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

public bool IsProtected { get; 
/** @property */
public boolean get_IsProtected ()

public function get IsProtected () : boolean

Property Value

true if this ConfigurationSection is protected; otherwise, false. The default is false.

Protected configuration sections are both encrypted and read-only.

For more information about protected configuration sections, see Encrypting Configuration Information Using Protected Configuration.

The following code examples show how to get the IsProtected 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 IsProtected value.

bool protect =
Console.WriteLine("Section protected?: {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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