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SettingsGroupDescriptionAttribute Class

Provides a string that describes an application settings property group. This class cannot be inherited.

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

public sealed class SettingsGroupDescriptionAttribute : Attribute

An application settings class, derived from ApplicationSettingsBase, defines one or more properties that belong to the same application property group. SettingsGroupDescriptionAttribute is an optional attribute that you can use to provide descriptive text for a settings property group. This text is intended to assist both design-time tools and administrative run-time tools in identifying and describing the associated property group.


This attribute can only be applied at the wrapper class level.


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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