13 August 2012

Add Application Key and Value into App Config File

First, we know the meaning of Application Configuration file. Application Configuration file: It is simply says that Store configuration Information. You can store information in the structure like this Key and Value. Each application can have a one configuration file. It is a XML file .you can open any format (like Notepad). Now we will go to our Topic: How to create a Application configuration file in our Application? Let start, Create a Project. "Right click" on the Project name in the Solution Explore. Click "Add" and Click "New Item". Add New Item window will display. Click "Application Configuration file" in the window. Give a Name of the Config file or Default name displays in the window like this (App1.config). Click "ADD" button in the Window. Now, we see the lines in the Config File Now we add some keys and Values between app Setting tag.Before we add a app Setting between configuration tag. Now, How to add a Key and Value using C#.net? ADD a Key and Value: In my Project , I create a Class for ADD and Read Key and value in the Configuration file. Create a Class file. My Class file Name is AppConfig.cs Declare a Some Namespace in the Class. I create a small function for adding a Key and Value in the Configuration file.
using System.Configuration; using System.Windows.Forms; public static void AddintoConfigsetting(string appkeys,string appvalues) { Configuration config = ConfigurationManager.OpenExeConfiguration(ConfigurationUserLevel.None); config.AppSettings.Settings.Add(appkeys, appvalues); config.Save(ConfigurationSaveMode.Modified); ConfigurationManager.RefreshSection("appSetting"); ShowConfigsetting(); } Retrieve the keys and Values from Configuration file public static void ShowConfigsetting() { foreach (string key in ConfigurationManager.AppSettings) { string value = ConfigurationManager.AppSettings[key]; string result = "Keys :" + " " + key + " " + "Key value:" + " " + value; MessageBox.Show(result); } }
Now we go to our form: Create a form Two buttons. One is "Add Key and Value" another one is "Read Keys and Values" add the following code click event of ADD Key and Value button:
add the following code click event of Read Keys and Values button AppConfig.ShowConfigsetting(); Conclusion: Today we learn the Application Configuration file. Thanks for spend a value time . Happy Coding!

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