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[How Do I:] Create and Use a Custom Configuration Section in an ASP.NET Configuration File

By Chris Pels|19 minutes|
In this video Chris Pels will show how to extend the standard set of ASP.NET configuration settings with your own XML configuration elements. First, see how to create a configuration section handler which is required to interpret and process the information in custom XML configuration elements. During this learn how to use declarative model for defining the behavior of a configuration section handler. Next, see how to add a custom section handler and custom elements to an ASP.NET configuration file. Finally, see how to programmatically access the custom configuration data.

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This article was originally created on April 16, 2008

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Chris Pels

Chris Pels – Chris has been instrumental in the architecture, development, and implementation of a wide variety of business systems and databases as a technology consultant since 1986. He has extensive experience in business analysis, technical specifications, database design, several programming languages including C# and VB.NET, and statistical analysis. He holds a Ph.D. from The University of Michigan and has been a speaker at Microsoft TechEd, Microsoft DevDays, VSLive, numerous events in New England