ConfigurationManager.RefreshSection(String) ConfigurationManager.RefreshSection(String) ConfigurationManager.RefreshSection(String) ConfigurationManager.RefreshSection(String) Method

Definition

Refreshes the named section so the next time that it is retrieved it will be re-read from disk.

public:
 static void RefreshSection(System::String ^ sectionName);
public static void RefreshSection (string sectionName);
static member RefreshSection : string -> unit
Public Shared Sub RefreshSection (sectionName As String)
Parameters
sectionName
String String String String

The configuration section name or the configuration path and section name of the section to refresh.

Examples

The following code example shows how to use the RefreshSection method to refresh the application settings configuration section.

// Create the AppSettings section.
// The function uses the GetSection(string)method 
// to access the configuration section. 
// It also adds a new element to the section collection.
public static void CreateAppSettings()
{
  // Get the application configuration file.
  System.Configuration.Configuration config =
    ConfigurationManager.OpenExeConfiguration(
          ConfigurationUserLevel.None);

  string sectionName = "appSettings";

  // Add an entry to appSettings.
  int appStgCnt =
      ConfigurationManager.AppSettings.Count;
  string newKey = "NewKey" + appStgCnt.ToString();

  string newValue = DateTime.Now.ToLongDateString() + 
    " " + DateTime.Now.ToLongTimeString();

  config.AppSettings.Settings.Add(newKey, newValue);

  // Save the configuration file.
  config.Save(ConfigurationSaveMode.Modified);
  
  // Force a reload of the changed section. This 
  // makes the new values available for reading.
  ConfigurationManager.RefreshSection(sectionName);

  // Get the AppSettings section.
  AppSettingsSection appSettingSection =
    (AppSettingsSection)config.GetSection(sectionName);

  Console.WriteLine();
  Console.WriteLine("Using GetSection(string).");
  Console.WriteLine("AppSettings section:");
  Console.WriteLine(
    appSettingSection.SectionInformation.GetRawXml());
}
' Create the AppSettings section.
' The function uses the GetSection(string)method 
' to access the configuration section. 
' It also adds a new element to the section collection.
Public Shared Sub CreateAppSettings()
    ' Get the application configuration file.
    Dim config As System.Configuration.Configuration = _
    ConfigurationManager.OpenExeConfiguration( _
        ConfigurationUserLevel.None)

    Dim sectionName As String = "appSettings"

    ' Add an entry to appSettings.
    Dim appStgCnt As Integer = _
        ConfigurationManager.AppSettings.Count
    Dim newKey As String = _
        "NewKey" + appStgCnt.ToString()

    Dim newValue As String = _
        DateTime.Now.ToLongDateString() + " " + _
        DateTime.Now.ToLongTimeString()

    config.AppSettings.Settings.Add(newKey, _
                                    newValue)

    ' Save the configuration file.
    config.Save(ConfigurationSaveMode.Modified)

    ' Force a reload of the changed section. This 
    ' makes the new values available for reading.
    ConfigurationManager.RefreshSection(sectionName)

    ' Get the AppSettings section.
    Dim appSettingSection As AppSettingsSection = _
        DirectCast(config.GetSection(sectionName),  _
        AppSettingsSection)

    Console.WriteLine()
    Console.WriteLine( _
        "Using GetSection(string).")
    Console.WriteLine( _
        "AppSettings section:")
    Console.WriteLine( _
        appSettingSection.SectionInformation.GetRawXml())
End Sub

Remarks

This method invalidates the cache for the specified configuration section without affecting other sections.

Applies to

See Also