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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());

}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
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