Bug 11834 - ConfigurationManager.GetSection returns Hashtable rather than ConfigurationSection
Summary: ConfigurationManager.GetSection returns Hashtable rather than ConfigurationSe...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Class Libraries
Classification: Mono
Component: System.Configuration ()
Version: master
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: Untriaged
Assignee: Bugzilla
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Reported: 2013-04-17 16:20 UTC by Daniel Cazzulino
Modified: 2013-04-17 16:20 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Is this bug a regression?: ---
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Shows the problem simply. Just run the code under Mono, and you will see one message in the console. Under .NET, you will see a different one. (2.57 KB, application/x-zip-compressed)
2013-04-17 16:20 UTC, Daniel Cazzulino
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Description Daniel Cazzulino 2013-04-17 16:20:15 UTC
Created attachment 3827 [details]
Shows the problem simply. Just run the code under Mono, and you will see one message in the console. Under .NET, you will see a different one.

The .NET behavior is to return a ConfigurationSection object. Mono returns a Hashtable instead.

Repro is easy: 

	class MainClass
	{
		public static void Main (string[] args)
		{
			var section = ConfigurationManager.GetSection("system.diagnostics");
			var hash = section as Hashtable;
			var config = section as ConfigurationSection;

			if (hash != null)
				Console.WriteLine ("This only shows in Mono!");
			else if (config != null)
				Console.WriteLine ("This only shows in .NET!");
		}
	}


Under .NET, hash is null since the section is a ConfigurationSection. Under Mono, section is a hashtable.