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Delphi for .NET Developer’s Guide by Xavier Pacheco

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Configuration Settings

There are two areas that you need to be concerned with regarding configuration. First, you should understand the server-wide configurations so that you can know that the server can properly support your application. Second, you need to understand how to properly configure your own application. This is done by changing settings in two XML formatted files—machine.config and web.config.

The configuration structure in ASP.NET is hierarchical. First, all applications inherit the global configuration settings that are specified in a machine.config file. From there, they assume the configuration settings from the web.config file, which can reside in any of the directories that are part of the ASP.NET applications. For example, ...

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