VB 2010 - create custom section in app.config


I use app.config file for storing config values for my VB 2000 Widows Forms application. Iknow, how to use <appSettings> and store keys in it.

        <add key="myExampleValue1" value="123" />
        <add key="myExampleValue1" value="abc" />

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I would like to programmatically create the same section with my custom name and use it in the same way like section <appSettings>

For example:

        <add key="myExampleValue3" value="1234" />
        <add key="myExampleValue4" value="abcd" />

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The reason is, that I would like to encrypt <mySection> similar like I have the section <connectionStrings> encrypted.

 <connectionStrings configProtectionProvider="DataProtectionConfigurationProvider">

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How is it possible to create <mySection>?

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skdanAuthor Commented:
Thank you.
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