London Calling

Ramblings of a software architect in London.

.NET Settings Providers

I’m researching different methods of persisting, updating and managing configuration in .NET, as I’ve become a bit tired of rolling my own static “Config” class.

Having used the newer Settings architecture (as opposed to the old fashioned non-typed AppSettings) on a small scale site, I’ve been interested in how it might be possible to extend these over a distributed system.

Turns out you can, the system is pluggable.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/8eyb2ct1.aspx

http://www.sellsbrothers.com/writing/default.aspx?content=dotnet2customsettingsprovider.htm

Over the next few weeks I’ll be exploring how this might benefit an application – especially in the area of not having to restart when writing to app.config files!

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