The Dynamic ASP.Net Web Config Update Example

Dynamically Changing ASP.Net Web Config File

The Web.config file supplies the Website settings required for the ASP.Net web sites. These settings are like connection strings, how many users allowed, etc. Sometimes the situation arises where we need to add or remove the configuration settings without re-starting the server. This is to avoid website’s down-time. In this article, we will see a demo of how to change web config file when the site is running. Imagine that web admin of the site will access the page which we will create in this example. The goal is to add an extra web setting dynamically, and in the meantime, the server must function as usual with no re-start.

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Web Config File and Tracing in ASP.Net

Web configuration (Web Config) files are important for all the ASP.net hosted websites. Every application requires settings that tells the application how it should behave. Also, it will be handy to use as all the settings go in one place and if somebody wants to change some settings, they know this one stop place. What if we don’t use these Web Config files?

We should do it through the code. Now we will think of a situation of 100 settings for a website. If it is done in the code, anyone requires configuration change out of these 100, first need to search and pinpoint the piece of code that requires the changes. Then they should compile the binaries of the website and re-launch it. This requires a website maintenance window & during that time the website will be down. The ‘Web Config’ files avoid rebuilding the websites assemblies and keeps…

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