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SectionInformation.ProtectionProvider Property

Gets the protected configuration provider for the associated configuration section.

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

public ProtectedConfigurationProvider ProtectionProvider { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Configuration.ProtectedConfigurationProvider
The protected configuration provider for this ConfigurationSection object.

For unprotected sections, the ProtectionProvider property is null.

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

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

static public void GetProtectionProvider()
{
    SectionInformation sInfo =
        GetSectionInformation();

    ProtectedConfigurationProvider pp = 
        sInfo.ProtectionProvider;
    if (pp == null)
        Console.WriteLine("Protection provider is null");
    else
        Console.WriteLine("Protection provider: {0}", 
            pp.ToString());

}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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