"configuration system failed to initialize" in windows service

Posted on 2010-09-19
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Last Modified: 2012-06-22

I created a windows service and installed successfully using setup project. However, it throws an exception when I try to start the service. The exception is "configuration system failed to initialize". My app.config has been attached as below. it seems the service could not get the connection string correctly.

this the code throwing exception:
        protected override void OnStart(string[] args)
            string x = ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["LDConnectionString"].ConnectionString;

any idea?
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
    <add name="LDConnectionString" connectionString="Data Source=.;Initial Catalog=LDIntranet;Persist Security Info=True;User ID=ldIntranetUser;Password=XXXXX" providerName="System.Data.SqlClient" />
    <add key="EmailFromAddress" value="customer@ld.com.au" />
    <appender name="RollingFile" type="log4net.Appender.RollingFileAppender">
      <file value="c:\trace.log" />
      <appendToFile value="true" />
      <maximumFileSize value="100KB" />
      <maxSizeRollBackups value="2" />
      <layout type="log4net.Layout.PatternLayout">
        <conversionPattern value="%level %thread %logger - %message%newline" />
      <level value="ALL" />
      <appender-ref ref="RollingFile" />

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Question by:viola123
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Miguel Oz earned 2000 total points
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ID: 33713831
i already figured out the problem. it was missing configSection part for log4net, thx

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