SectionInformation.Type Property


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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.

Exception Condition

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
Available since 2.0
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