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WebControlsSection Class

Configures the webControls section. This class cannot be inherited.

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

public sealed class WebControlsSection : ConfigurationSection

The WebControlsSection class provides a way to programmatically access and modify the webControls section of a configuration file.


ASP.NET provides a shared location for the client script files, where they can be accessed from multiple pages and across applications. The WebControlsSection can read and write information from and to the related section of the configuration file according to the section property AllowDefinition whose value is Everywhere.

The following code example shows how to obtain the WebControlsSection object from the configuration file associated with an existing Web application.

// Get the Web application configuration.
System.Configuration.Configuration configuration =

// Get the <webControls> section.
WebControlsSection webControlsSection =

// Read the client script location.
string clientScriptLocation =

string msg = String.Format(
"Client script location: {0}\n",


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