This documentation is archived and is not being maintained.

SpecialSettingAttribute Class

Indicates that an application settings property has a special significance. This class cannot be inherited.

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

[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class|AttributeTargets.Property)] 
public sealed class SpecialSettingAttribute : Attribute
/** @attribute AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class|AttributeTargets.Property) */ 
public final class SpecialSettingAttribute extends Attribute
AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class|AttributeTargets.Property) 
public final class SpecialSettingAttribute extends Attribute
Not applicable.

Certain application settings properties have a special significance that alters the way in which their associated settings provider should process them. The SpecialSettingAttribute is used to identify such properties. This class uses the System.Configuration.SpecialSetting enumeration to indicate what special category the property belongs to.

SpecialSettingAttribute can only be applied to the settings class or to the individual settings property.

For an example of how a settings provider deals with the SpecialSettingAttribute, see the GetPropertyValues method of the LocalFileSettingsProvider class.

System.Object
   System.Attribute
    System.Configuration.SpecialSettingAttribute

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
Show: