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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 */
public ProtectedConfigurationProvider get_ProtectionProvider ()

public function get ProtectionProvider () : ProtectedConfigurationProvider

Not applicable.

Property Value

The protected configuration provider for this ConfigurationSection object.

For unprotected sections, the ProtectionProvider property is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

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());

}

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
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