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  • Question

  • User853731431 posted

    Within a class library, how can I read config settings for the web application. 
    Do I need to use  System.Web.Configuration.WebConfigurationManager   or System.Configuration.ConfigurationManager ?

     

    Tuesday, April 8, 2008 11:24 AM

Answers

  • User-2115483147 posted

     Well, one reason I ask is that my current class library Im using is referencing System.Configuration.ConfigurationManager to read settings in my web.config file.  It seemed like that shouldnt work, and would instead need to use the WebconfigurationManager class

    comments ? 

    Hi BitShift,

    I suggest you give up to read web.config and please use an XML file instead of it.

    Hope it helps,

    Hong Gang

     

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Thursday, April 10, 2008 3:04 AM

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  • User-837620913 posted

    Check out this page:

    http://www.bearcanyon.com/dotnet/ 

    And look for "Per-Assembly Configuration Files" 

    Tuesday, April 8, 2008 11:44 AM
  • User853731431 posted

     Well, one reason I ask is that my current class library Im using is referencing System.Configuration.ConfigurationManager to read settings in my web.config file.  It seemed like that shouldnt work, and would instead need to use the WebconfigurationManager class

    comments ? 

    Tuesday, April 8, 2008 12:08 PM
  • User-2115483147 posted

     Well, one reason I ask is that my current class library Im using is referencing System.Configuration.ConfigurationManager to read settings in my web.config file.  It seemed like that shouldnt work, and would instead need to use the WebconfigurationManager class

    comments ? 

    Hi BitShift,

    I suggest you give up to read web.config and please use an XML file instead of it.

    Hope it helps,

    Hong Gang

     

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Thursday, April 10, 2008 3:04 AM
  • User-837620913 posted
    If you use the ConfigurationManager in a class library, it will use the config file from whatever application loaded your class library.  If you create a web application with a web.config, and use ConfigurationManager.AppSettings in a class library, it can access the AppSettings in the web.config file.
    Friday, April 11, 2008 11:00 AM