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SettingsGroupNameAttribute Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the SettingsGroupNameAttribute class.

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

public SettingsGroupNameAttribute(
	string groupName


Type: System.String
A String containing the name of the application settings property group.

Although the theoretical maximum length of the groupName parameter is constrained by the upper bounds of an Int32, practical limits, determined by usability and quota limitations imposed by the settings provider, will be much smaller.


The settings group name does not need to be unique.

.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.