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Jan 6, 2011

Customized .Net configuration the easy way

I stumbled across a great series of articles on how the .Net configuration features can be used:

Unraveling the Mysteries of .NET 2.0 Configuration by Jon Rista.

You'll find the MDSN documentation for System.Configuration here.

I've started creating my own configuration sections and they yield several advantages:
  • No XML parsing
  • No more misuse of appsettings
  • Extremely readable code
  • Easy validation of configuration values
  • Understandable error messages for configuration errors
So check out Rista's series of articles and start creating more robust and understandable custom configuration code!

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