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View Full Version : Accessing Keys in the appSection of Web.Config



Shaitan00
01-31-2005, 05:13 AM
I am trying to store some information (like application paths) in the web.config file of my ASP
C# project. To that end I did the following:

WEB.CONFIG SOURCE CODE:
?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<configuration>
<appSettings>
<add key="ApplicationDir" Value="C:\Application"/>
<add key="DatabaseDir" Value="\Database\"/>
<add key="UpdateDir" Value="\UpdatePackages\"/>
</appSettings>

<system.web>
...(lot of stuff that was generated automatically)...
</system.web>
</configuration>

Note that I manually added the <appSettings> field (it was not automatically there), is it possible I placed it in the wrong part of the web.config file?


C# SOURCE CODE:
string appDir = ConfigurationSettings.appSettings["ApplicationDir"];
string updDir = ConfigurationSettings.appSettings["UpdateDir"];
string SaveLocation = appDir + updDir + fn;

I use this code to create the SavePath for uploaded Update Files.
However, on compile, I get the following error:
The type or namespace name 'ConfigurationSettings' could not be found (are you missing a using directive or an assembly reference?)
Nothing appears in VC# when I type ConfigurationSettings. (should give me a list of choices)


Any clues why?
Is it because I added it manually and need to add something else to the XML file?

gwendaal
02-01-2005, 08:37 AM
Using System.Configuration



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