Using multiple web.configs with different web apps in the same web folder.

How do I tell a web application to use a specific web.config file instead of referencing the root web apps web.config file?


Example: In IIS i have this setup:

My Server
  Web Sites
     Default Web Site (this has web.config with a reference to a HTTP Handler)
     My Http Handler
           My Sub Web
             < --- This sub web is looking for the http handler in this web

hope that makes sense.




11/3/2006 5:17:47 PM 91979 articles. 4 followers. Follow

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use location element in webconfig..,location element controls authentication issues of subfolders, pages..etc

<location path="AppName/sub">

         <allow users="?" />

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11/3/2006 7:54:02 PM

So does the <location> tab go in the Root web.config or the sub application? Say my main application needs this line in the web.config:


                        <add directoryName="VBCode" />

In my SUB WEB APP what can I add to Ignore this (because it will look for the "VBCode" folder in the sub web app).


Thank you.   


11/3/2006 8:48:27 PM

i am assuming you have sepearte folder for each application. Place the corresponding webconfig files in that folders.

the reason i suggested <location> element is you are not allowed to use Authentication section any where but the Root of the Application Folder.

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11/3/2006 9:31:56 PM
Yes the sub webs are in different folders. And currently each folder does have its own web.config... im still not sure if I understand what you're saying...

11/3/2006 10:14:06 PM

Since you have web.config in each subfolders, the web pages in that sub folder use the configuration settings mentioned in the web config file placed on that sub folder.. Each sub folder web configuration settings over ride the configuration settings from the root web config file, which inturn over ride the configuration settings from the machine.config..its an heirarchical approach

Kumar Reddi
11/5/2006 7:17:12 AM

I see what you're sayign but I'm not sure if it applies to my problem.

My ROOT web.config has this line in it:

                        <add directoryName="VBCode" />

 The sub webs (sub folders) in my web application DO Have their own WEB.CONFIG file. Their web.config fiels do NOT have this code in the web.config, but it is still looking for this folder. Do i need to implicitly tell it not to look for it? Or not to inheirt from the root web.config?




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