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SectionInformation.Type Property

Gets or sets the section class name.

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

public string Type { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The name of the class that is associated with this ConfigurationSection section.


The selected value is null or an empty string ("").


The selected value conflicts with a value that is already defined.

The Type property returns the name of the section class that handles this instance of the ConfigurationSection class.

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

static public void GetSectionType()
    SectionInformation sInfo =

    string sectionType = sInfo.Type;
    Console.WriteLine("Section type: {0}", sectionType);


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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