SectionInformation.ProtectionProvider Property


Gets the protected configuration provider for the associated configuration section.

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

Public ReadOnly Property ProtectionProvider As ProtectedConfigurationProvider

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.

Public Shared Sub GetProtectionProvider()

    Dim sInfo As SectionInformation = _

    Dim pp _
    As ProtectedConfigurationProvider = _
    If pp Is Nothing Then
        Console.WriteLine("Protection provider is null")
        Console.WriteLine("Protection provider: {0}", _
    End If

End Sub 'GetProtectionProvider

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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