SpecialSetting Enumeration


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Specifies the special setting category of a application settings property.

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

public enum SpecialSetting

Member nameDescription

The configuration property represents a connection string, typically for a data store or network resource.


The configuration property represents a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) to a Web service.

The SpecialSetting enumeration defines a set of special categories that are applied to application settings properties with the SpecialSettingAttribute class.


The default settings provider, LocalFileSettingsProvider, does not encrypt or otherwise protect connection strings. It simple stores this type of settings in a separate <connectionstrings> section in the appropriate configuration file.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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