Merging my web.config.mylibrary with the web.config

I see multiples web.config files in the framework 2.0 folder.  There is a way to had a web.config.mylibrary file that contains part of the configuration section.
For example, I want that the profile section to be in the web.config.mylibrary file and when the web site will be load, the two web.config will be merge.  Is it possible to such thing ?
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Hi Biz,

It is possible to-do this using the configSource property on configuration section elements.  You could then store different configuration sections in different configuration files in a distributed way.

Here is a MSDN article that provides a little more detail on this:

Hope this helps,


10/15/2005 9:53:51 PM
This article also covers this scenario more and provides a good overview of some of the new capabilities with configuration in V2:
10/15/2005 9:55:36 PM

Thank you for the anwser ! But, what I was trying to do is something like inheritance of web.config files.  I explain more.  I work on a library team for my compagny and we want to distribute somes settings in the web.config files and have plain control of this settings.  So, for this settings, I think of the profile properties, globalizations sections... Somes stuffs like this.  And with your article, it provide me the way to do that with multiple xml files, one for each sections.  But, I was hoping to put all the sections in one config files and not multiples.  But I cannot do that because I cannot have multiples sections at the same level.


<globalization requestEncoding="utf-8" responseEncoding="utf-8" culture="auto" uiCulture="auto" />
profile enabled="true" >
add name="SLCulture" type="System.String" />
add name="SLTheme" type="System.String" />

In my main web.config, on the globalization and profile elements, I put configSource="myLibrary.config".  But, I have an error telling me that I cannot have multiples elements at the same level.  These elements are in the system.web section.  But, I cannot put all these section in the configSource file because it can change by application.  So, I don't find any others way to do that.  I think it's not possible to do.  Do you have an idea to help me ?




10/17/2005 11:48:26 AM
Hi BizBiz,

You can only use configSource on actual configuration sections -- and not their sub-properties.  So for the scenario above you could use it on <profile> or <globalization> -- but not on sub-elements like <properties> or <add>.

Hope this helps,

10/17/2005 4:34:43 PM

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