ProtectedConfigurationSection ProtectedConfigurationSection ProtectedConfigurationSection ProtectedConfigurationSection Class

Definition

Provides programmatic access to the configProtectedData configuration section. This class cannot be inherited.

public ref class ProtectedConfigurationSection sealed : System::Configuration::ConfigurationSection
public sealed class ProtectedConfigurationSection : System.Configuration.ConfigurationSection
type ProtectedConfigurationSection = class
    inherit ConfigurationSection
Public NotInheritable Class ProtectedConfigurationSection
Inherits ConfigurationSection
Inheritance

Examples

The following configuration file excerpt shows how to declaratively specify protected data providers.

<configProtectedData defaultProvider="RsaProtectedConfigurationProvider">  
  <providers>  
    <clear />  
      <add keyContainerName="NetFrameworkConfigurationKey" cspProviderName="" useMachineContainer="true" useOAEP="false" description="Uses RsaCryptoServiceProvider to encrypt and decrypt" name="RsaProtectedConfigurationProvider" type="System.Configuration.RsaProtectedConfigurationProvider,System.Configuration, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a" />  

      <add useMachineProtection="true" description="Uses CryptProtectData and CryptUnProtectData Windows APIs to encrypt and decrypt" keyEntropy="" name="DataProtectionConfigurationProvider" type="System.Configuration.DpapiProtectedConfigurationProvider,System.Configuration, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a" />  

  </providers>  
</configProtectedData>  

The following code example shows how to use the ProtectedConfigurationSection class to programmatically access values in the configProtectedData configuration file section.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Configuration;

namespace Samples.Aspnet
{
    // Shows how to use ProtectedConfigurationSection.
    class UsingProtectedConfigurationSection
    {

        static void GetDefaultProvider()
        {
            try
            {
                // Get the application configuration.
                Configuration config =
                    ConfigurationManager.OpenExeConfiguration(
                    ConfigurationUserLevel.None);

                // Get the protected configuration section.
                ProtectedConfigurationSection pcSection =
                    (System.Configuration.ProtectedConfigurationSection)
                    config.GetSection("configProtectedData");

                // Get the current DefaultProvider.
                Console.WriteLine(
                    "Protected configuration section default provider:");
                Console.WriteLine("  {0}", pcSection.DefaultProvider);

            }
            catch (ConfigurationErrorsException e)
            {
                Console.WriteLine(e.ToString());
            }

        }


        static void GetProviderCollection()
        {

            try
            {
                // Get the application configuration.
                Configuration config =
                    ConfigurationManager.OpenExeConfiguration(
                    ConfigurationUserLevel.None);

                // Get the protected configuration section.
                ProtectedConfigurationSection pcSection =
                    (System.Configuration.ProtectedConfigurationSection)
                    config.GetSection("configProtectedData");

                Console.WriteLine(
               "Protected configuration section providers:");
                foreach (ProviderSettings ps in
                pcSection.Providers)
                {
                    Console.WriteLine("  {0}", ps.Name);
                }

            }
            catch (ConfigurationErrorsException e)
            {
                Console.WriteLine(e.ToString());
            }

        }

        public static void Main()
        {
            GetDefaultProvider();
            GetProviderCollection();
        }
    }
} 
Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Configuration


' Shows how to use ProtectedConfigurationSection.

Class UsingProtectedConfigurationSection
    
    
    Shared Sub GetDefaultProvider() 
        Try
            ' Get the application configuration.
            Dim config As Configuration = _
            ConfigurationManager.OpenExeConfiguration( _
            ConfigurationUserLevel.None)
            
            ' Get the protected configuration section.
            Dim pcSection _
            As ProtectedConfigurationSection = _
            CType(config.GetSection( _
            "configProtectedData"), _
            System.Configuration.ProtectedConfigurationSection)
            
            ' Get the current DefaultProvider.
            Console.WriteLine( _
            "Protected configuration section default provider:")
            Console.WriteLine("{0}", _
            pcSection.DefaultProvider)
        
        Catch e As ConfigurationErrorsException
            Console.WriteLine(e.ToString())
        End Try
    
    End Sub 'GetDefaultProvider
     
    
    Shared Sub GetProviderCollection() 
        
        Try
            ' Get the application configuration.
            Dim config As Configuration = _
            ConfigurationManager.OpenExeConfiguration( _
            ConfigurationUserLevel.None)

            ' Get the protected configuration section.
            Dim pcSection _
            As ProtectedConfigurationSection = _
            CType(config.GetSection( _
            "configProtectedData"), _
            System.Configuration.ProtectedConfigurationSection)

            Console.WriteLine( _
            "Protected configuration section providers:")
            Dim ps As ProviderSettings
            For Each ps In  pcSection.Providers
                Console.WriteLine("  {0}", ps.Name)
            Next ps
        
        Catch e As ConfigurationErrorsException
            Console.WriteLine(e.ToString())
        End Try
    
    End Sub 'GetProviderCollection
     

    Public Shared Sub Main() 
        GetDefaultProvider()
        GetProviderCollection()
    
    End Sub 'Main
End Class 'UsingProtectedConfigurationSection

Remarks

The configProtectedData configuration file section contains a collection of protected data providers in its providers element.

Note

You can use the Aspnet_regiis.exe tool to encrypt and decrypt configuration sections. See Encrypting Configuration Information Using Protected Configuration.

Constructors

ProtectedConfigurationSection() ProtectedConfigurationSection() ProtectedConfigurationSection() ProtectedConfigurationSection()

Initializes a new instance of the ProtectedConfigurationSection class using default settings.

Properties

CurrentConfiguration CurrentConfiguration CurrentConfiguration CurrentConfiguration

Gets a reference to the top-level Configuration instance that represents the configuration hierarchy that the current ConfigurationElement instance belongs to.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
DefaultProvider DefaultProvider DefaultProvider DefaultProvider

Gets or sets the name of the default ProtectedConfigurationProvider object in the Providers collection property.

ElementInformation ElementInformation ElementInformation ElementInformation

Gets an ElementInformation object that contains the non-customizable information and functionality of the ConfigurationElement object.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
ElementProperty ElementProperty ElementProperty ElementProperty

Gets the ConfigurationElementProperty object that represents the ConfigurationElement object itself.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
EvaluationContext EvaluationContext EvaluationContext EvaluationContext

Gets the ContextInformation object for the ConfigurationElement object.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
HasContext HasContext HasContext HasContext

Gets a value that indicates whether the CurrentConfiguration property is null.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
Item[ConfigurationProperty] Item[ConfigurationProperty] Item[ConfigurationProperty] Item[ConfigurationProperty]

Gets or sets a property or attribute of this configuration element.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
Item[String] Item[String] Item[String] Item[String]

Gets or sets a property, attribute, or child element of this configuration element.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
LockAllAttributesExcept LockAllAttributesExcept LockAllAttributesExcept LockAllAttributesExcept

Gets the collection of locked attributes.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
LockAllElementsExcept LockAllElementsExcept LockAllElementsExcept LockAllElementsExcept

Gets the collection of locked elements.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
LockAttributes LockAttributes LockAttributes LockAttributes

Gets the collection of locked attributes

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
LockElements LockElements LockElements LockElements

Gets the collection of locked elements.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
LockItem LockItem LockItem LockItem

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the element is locked.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
Properties Properties Properties Properties

Gets the collection of properties.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
Providers Providers Providers Providers

Gets a ProviderSettingsCollection collection of all the ProtectedConfigurationProvider objects in all participating configuration files.

SectionInformation SectionInformation SectionInformation SectionInformation

Gets a SectionInformation object that contains the non-customizable information and functionality of the ConfigurationSection object.

(Inherited from ConfigurationSection)

Methods

DeserializeElement(XmlReader, Boolean) DeserializeElement(XmlReader, Boolean) DeserializeElement(XmlReader, Boolean) DeserializeElement(XmlReader, Boolean)

Reads XML from the configuration file.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
DeserializeSection(XmlReader) DeserializeSection(XmlReader) DeserializeSection(XmlReader) DeserializeSection(XmlReader)

Reads XML from the configuration file.

(Inherited from ConfigurationSection)
Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object)

Compares the current ConfigurationElement instance to the specified object.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode()

Gets a unique value representing the current ConfigurationElement instance.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
GetRuntimeObject() GetRuntimeObject() GetRuntimeObject() GetRuntimeObject()

Returns a custom object when overridden in a derived class.

(Inherited from ConfigurationSection)
GetTransformedAssemblyString(String) GetTransformedAssemblyString(String) GetTransformedAssemblyString(String) GetTransformedAssemblyString(String)

Returns the transformed version of the specified assembly name.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
GetTransformedTypeString(String) GetTransformedTypeString(String) GetTransformedTypeString(String) GetTransformedTypeString(String)

Returns the transformed version of the specified type name.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
GetType() GetType() GetType() GetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)
Init() Init() Init() Init()

Sets the ConfigurationElement object to its initial state.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
InitializeDefault() InitializeDefault() InitializeDefault() InitializeDefault()

Used to initialize a default set of values for the ConfigurationElement object.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
IsModified() IsModified() IsModified() IsModified()

Indicates whether this configuration element has been modified since it was last saved or loaded when implemented in a derived class.

(Inherited from ConfigurationSection)
IsReadOnly() IsReadOnly() IsReadOnly() IsReadOnly()

Gets a value indicating whether the ConfigurationElement object is read-only.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
ListErrors(IList) ListErrors(IList) ListErrors(IList) ListErrors(IList)

Adds the invalid-property errors in this ConfigurationElement object, and in all subelements, to the passed list.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
OnDeserializeUnrecognizedAttribute(String, String) OnDeserializeUnrecognizedAttribute(String, String) OnDeserializeUnrecognizedAttribute(String, String) OnDeserializeUnrecognizedAttribute(String, String)

Gets a value indicating whether an unknown attribute is encountered during deserialization.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
OnDeserializeUnrecognizedElement(String, XmlReader) OnDeserializeUnrecognizedElement(String, XmlReader) OnDeserializeUnrecognizedElement(String, XmlReader) OnDeserializeUnrecognizedElement(String, XmlReader)

Gets a value indicating whether an unknown element is encountered during deserialization.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
OnRequiredPropertyNotFound(String) OnRequiredPropertyNotFound(String) OnRequiredPropertyNotFound(String) OnRequiredPropertyNotFound(String)

Throws an exception when a required property is not found.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
PostDeserialize() PostDeserialize() PostDeserialize() PostDeserialize()

Called after deserialization.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
PreSerialize(XmlWriter) PreSerialize(XmlWriter) PreSerialize(XmlWriter) PreSerialize(XmlWriter)

Called before serialization.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
Reset(ConfigurationElement) Reset(ConfigurationElement) Reset(ConfigurationElement) Reset(ConfigurationElement)

Resets the internal state of the ConfigurationElement object, including the locks and the properties collections.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
ResetModified() ResetModified() ResetModified() ResetModified()

Resets the value of the IsModified() method to false when implemented in a derived class.

(Inherited from ConfigurationSection)
SerializeElement(XmlWriter, Boolean) SerializeElement(XmlWriter, Boolean) SerializeElement(XmlWriter, Boolean) SerializeElement(XmlWriter, Boolean)

Writes the contents of this configuration element to the configuration file when implemented in a derived class.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
SerializeSection(ConfigurationElement, String, ConfigurationSaveMode) SerializeSection(ConfigurationElement, String, ConfigurationSaveMode) SerializeSection(ConfigurationElement, String, ConfigurationSaveMode) SerializeSection(ConfigurationElement, String, ConfigurationSaveMode)

Creates an XML string containing an unmerged view of the ConfigurationSection object as a single section to write to a file.

(Inherited from ConfigurationSection)
SerializeToXmlElement(XmlWriter, String) SerializeToXmlElement(XmlWriter, String) SerializeToXmlElement(XmlWriter, String) SerializeToXmlElement(XmlWriter, String)

Writes the outer tags of this configuration element to the configuration file when implemented in a derived class.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
SetPropertyValue(ConfigurationProperty, Object, Boolean) SetPropertyValue(ConfigurationProperty, Object, Boolean) SetPropertyValue(ConfigurationProperty, Object, Boolean) SetPropertyValue(ConfigurationProperty, Object, Boolean)

Sets a property to the specified value.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
SetReadOnly() SetReadOnly() SetReadOnly() SetReadOnly()

Sets the IsReadOnly() property for the ConfigurationElement object and all subelements.

(Inherited from ConfigurationElement)
ShouldSerializeElementInTargetVersion(ConfigurationElement, String, FrameworkName) ShouldSerializeElementInTargetVersion(ConfigurationElement, String, FrameworkName) ShouldSerializeElementInTargetVersion(ConfigurationElement, String, FrameworkName) ShouldSerializeElementInTargetVersion(ConfigurationElement, String, FrameworkName)

Indicates whether the specified element should be serialized when the configuration object hierarchy is serialized for the specified target version of the .NET Framework.

(Inherited from ConfigurationSection)
ShouldSerializePropertyInTargetVersion(ConfigurationProperty, String, FrameworkName, ConfigurationElement) ShouldSerializePropertyInTargetVersion(ConfigurationProperty, String, FrameworkName, ConfigurationElement) ShouldSerializePropertyInTargetVersion(ConfigurationProperty, String, FrameworkName, ConfigurationElement) ShouldSerializePropertyInTargetVersion(ConfigurationProperty, String, FrameworkName, ConfigurationElement)

Indicates whether the specified property should be serialized when the configuration object hierarchy is serialized for the specified target version of the .NET Framework.

(Inherited from ConfigurationSection)
ShouldSerializeSectionInTargetVersion(FrameworkName) ShouldSerializeSectionInTargetVersion(FrameworkName) ShouldSerializeSectionInTargetVersion(FrameworkName) ShouldSerializeSectionInTargetVersion(FrameworkName)

Indicates whether the current ConfigurationSection instance should be serialized when the configuration object hierarchy is serialized for the specified target version of the .NET Framework.

(Inherited from ConfigurationSection)
ToString() ToString() ToString() ToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.

(Inherited from Object)
Unmerge(ConfigurationElement, ConfigurationElement, ConfigurationSaveMode) Unmerge(ConfigurationElement, ConfigurationElement, ConfigurationSaveMode) Unmerge(ConfigurationElement, ConfigurationElement, ConfigurationSaveMode) Unmerge(ConfigurationElement, ConfigurationElement, ConfigurationSaveMode) Inherited from ConfigurationElement

Applies to

See Also