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Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Expert Development Cookbook by Abhishek Sur

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How to work with custom configurations for an application

Configuration is one of primary concerns that you need to keep in mind while building an application. Irrespective of whether it is an ASP.NET web application or a Windows Application or a Windows Service, a configuration file is generally needed. We create configuration files in XML formats and the compiler automatically binds them with the executable as exe config. This is later loaded by the program when it is being executed. A configuration file is a sequence of configuration sections which individually hold a format of the configuration. Some of the configuration sections are already built by the framework and are generally used. Some of the widely used configuration sections are ...

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