How to call web.config file value through window services

Posted on 2008-06-22
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
I have created a window services.Now i am looking for to set the timer value , and some reference value in web.config file.And after that i want to call the values in the web.config file through my window service.Can any one have idea abt the windowservices ,sample code is most welcome.
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To retrieve the configuration information for an arbitrary assembly, use the overloaded constructor or GetConfig method that takes an Assembly reference as input.

Imports System

Imports System.Reflection

Imports System.Collections

Imports System.Xml

Imports System.Configuration

' AssemblySettings usage:

' If you know the keys you're after, the following is probably

' the most convenient:

'   VB.NET code

'       Dim settings As AssemblySettings = New AssemblySettings()

'       Dim someSetting1 As String = settings("someKey1")

'       Dim someSetting2 As String = settings("someKey2")


' If you want to enumerate over the settings (or just as an

' alternative approach), you can do this too:

'       Dim settings As IDictionary = AssemblySettings.GetConfig()

'       Dim entry As DictionaryEntry

'       For Each entry In  settings

'           ' Use entry.Key or entry.Value as desired...

'       Next entry


' To retrieve the configuration information for an arbitrary assembly,

' use the overloaded constructor or GetConfig method that takes an

' Assembly reference as input.

Public Class AssemblySettings

    Private settings As IDictionary

    Public Sub New()

    End Sub

    Default Public ReadOnly Property Item(ByVal key As String) As String


            Dim settingValue As String = Nothing

            If Not (settings Is Nothing) Then

                settingValue = settings(key)

            End If

            If (settingValue Is Nothing) Then

                Return ""


                Return settingValue

            End If

        End Get

    End Property

    Public Overloads Shared Function GetConfig(ByVal configFileName As String) As IDictionary

        ' Open and parse configuration file for specified

        ' assembly, returning collection to caller for future

        ' use outside of this class.



            Dim cfgFile As String = configFileName 

            Const nodeName As String = "assemblySettings"

            Dim doc As New XmlDocument()

            doc.Load(New XmlTextReader(cfgFile))

            Dim nodes As XmlNodeList = doc.GetElementsByTagName(nodeName)

            Dim node As XmlNode

            For Each node In nodes

                If node.LocalName = nodeName Then

                    Dim handler As New DictionarySectionHandler()

                    Return CType(handler.Create(Nothing, Nothing, node), IDictionary)

                End If

            Next node


        End Try

        Return Nothing

    End Function

End Class

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