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Ravindra S. Rathore
Oct 17, 2019
(8 votes)

Playing with Episerver webconfig settings programmatically

Hi Guys,

Sometimes we need to read, write or update some of the property from the Episerver web.config so Episerver provided a class called "EPiServerFrameworkSection". By using this class we can achieve this.

I found this class very handy and I used this many times when I have to read, write and update the settings on web.config programmatically.

This exists in "EPiServer.Framework.Configuration" namespace.

Some Examples-

Reading providers from config-

ProviderSettingsCollection virtualRoles = EPiServerFrameworkSection.Instance.VirtualRoles.Providers;
ProviderSettingsCollection blobProviders = EPiServerFrameworkSection.Instance.Blob.Providers;

Reading connections string -

var ConnectionStrings = EPiServerFrameworkSection.Instance.CurrentConfiguration.ConnectionStrings;

Reading Appdata path-

string appData = EPiServerFrameworkSection.Instance.AppData.BasePath;

There are lots of other options as well that you can explore on your own. Here are some great documentation from Episerver

Thanks and Regards

Ravindra S. Rathore

Oct 17, 2019


K Khan
K Khan Oct 18, 2019 07:03 AM

Wondering, what happened when you wrote something programmatically in web.config?

Ravindra S. Rathore
Ravindra S. Rathore Oct 19, 2019 04:42 AM

Hi K Khan,

It will write the entry and recycle the app pool.

valdis Oct 19, 2019 09:49 AM

I would not recommend to write anything back to web.config :)

Ravindra S. Rathore
Ravindra S. Rathore Oct 19, 2019 10:15 AM

Yes, true but we can use this class to read settings from web.config

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