System.Configuration.SettingsBase Class

Provides the base class used to support user property settings.

See Also: SettingsBase Members


public abstract class SettingsBase


ASP.NET Web Forms and Windows Forms both use the same configuration settings infrastructure to support user settings. User settings within ASP.NET are often referred to as ASP.NET Profile. The settings infrastructure includes the System.Configuration.SettingsBase base class, the System.Configuration.SettingsProperty class, the System.Configuration.SettingsPropertyValue class, the System.Configuration.SettingsContext class, the System.Configuration.SettingsProvider class, and the System.Configuration.SettingAttribute


The Settings base classes provide only a common infrastructure for defining and persisting settings properties. Depending on how these base classes are derived and their run-time environment, the settings API can provide different levels of functionality. For example, ASP.NET Profile uses the settings base classes to provide per-user settings that are saved and loaded according to request semantics.


Namespace: System.Configuration
Assembly: System (in System.dll)
Assembly Versions:,
Since: .NET 2.0