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SettingsProperty Class

Used internally as the class that represents metadata about an individual configuration property.

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

public class SettingsProperty
public class SettingsProperty
public class SettingsProperty
Not applicable.

SettingsProperty is used to describe settings properties of a class derived from SettingsBase. The Settings API allows a collection of settings properties to be grouped into a common language runtime class.

When persisting settings, the SettingsBase base class asks for a collection of SettingsProperty objects, grouped in a collection of type SettingsPropertyCollection. It does this by calling its own Properties member. Inherited classes should return a collection of properties to persist.

Each SettingsProperty object includes metadata about the property, including the following:

  • Name.

  • Default value.

  • Property type.

  • Serialization method.

  • Provider to use for persistence.

  • Other arbitrary attributes that are context and provider specific.


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 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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