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codebehind - find a web config value (compile debug)

Posted on 2010-11-22
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From my web config:

<compilation debug="false">


How do I find-out what this value is set to in my code behind?
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Question by:Tom Knowlton
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Not sure about your question.
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Read the setting manually:
Dim doc As XmlDocument = New XmlDocument()
		doc.Load(MapPath("\web.config"))
		Dim compile As XmlNode = doc.DocumentElement.SelectSingleNode("system.web/compilation")

		If compile.Attributes("debug").InnerText.ToLower = "true" Then
			Debug.WriteLine("compilation=true")
		Else
			Debug.WriteLine("compilation=false")
		End If

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by:Tom Knowlton
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???

I have to load it in as an XML file?

Doesn't .NET have built-in support for reading in web.config values?
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Another way:

Dim config As System.Configuration.Configuration = WebConfigurationManager.OpenWebConfiguration(Request.ApplicationPath)
Dim section As System.Web.Configuration.CompilationSection = config.GetSection("system.web/compilation")
''read the Debug section
Response.Write(String.Format("Debug={0}", section.Debug))
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thx
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No problem.

I see "Not sure about your question." was also helpful.  :)
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