ElementInformation.Source Property

Definition

Gets the source file where the associated ConfigurationElement object originated.

public:
 property System::String ^ Source { System::String ^ get(); };
public string Source { get; }
member this.Source : string
Public ReadOnly Property Source As String

Property Value

String

The source file where the associated ConfigurationElement object originated.

Examples

The following example shows how to use the Source property.

static public void GetElementSource()
{
    // Get the current configuration file.
    System.Configuration.Configuration config =
            ConfigurationManager.OpenExeConfiguration(
            ConfigurationUserLevel.None);

    // Get the section.
    UrlsSection section =
        (UrlsSection)config.GetSection("MyUrls");

    // Get the element.
    UrlConfigElement url = section.Simple;

    // Get the element source file.
    string sourceFile =
        url.ElementInformation.Source;

    Console.WriteLine("Url element source file: {0}",
                    sourceFile);
}
Public Shared Sub GetElementSource() 

    ' Get the current configuration file.
    Dim config _
    As System.Configuration.Configuration = _
    ConfigurationManager.OpenExeConfiguration( _
    ConfigurationUserLevel.None)

    ' Get the section.
    Dim section As UrlsSection = _
    CType(config.GetSection("MyUrls"), UrlsSection)
    
    ' Get the element.
    Dim url As UrlConfigElement = _
    section.Simple
    
    ' Get the element source file.
    Dim sourceFile As String = _
    url.ElementInformation.Source
    
    Console.WriteLine( _
    "Url element source file: {0}", sourceFile)

End Sub

Remarks

A ConfigurationElement object may be created in a default state, in which case this property returns null.

Applies to