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Loop through AppSettings in VB.NET app.config

Posted on 2011-03-17
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Hi experts,

I have a number of settings in app.config which I wish to loop through and read their values into my Windows Service.  However, I am unable to get this to work - what am I doing wrong?

Thanks

Jon
Protected Overrides Sub OnStart(ByVal args() As String)
        For Each sp As Configuration.SettingsPropertyValue In My.Settings.Properties
            myWatch = New System.IO.FileSystemWatcher(strServer & sp.ToString, "*.*")
            AddHandler myWatch.Created, AddressOf Me.RunMySub
            myWatch.IncludeSubdirectories = False
            myWatch.EnableRaisingEvents = True
        Next
End Sub

 <applicationSettings>
        <MyApp.My.MySettings>
            <setting name="Path01" serializeAs="String">
                <value>The value I want number 1</value>
            </setting>
            <setting name="Path02" serializeAs="String">
                <value>The value I want number 2</value>
            </setting>
           <setting name="Path03" serializeAs="String">
                <value>The value I want number 3</value>
            </setting>
       </MyApp.My.MySettings>
    </applicationSettings>

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by:käµfm³d 👽
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Try this modification:
For Each sp As Configuration.SettingsProperty In My.Settings.Properties

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käµfm³d   👽 earned 2000 total points
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Forgot a piece:
For Each sp As Configuration.SettingsProperty In My.Settings.Properties
    myWatch = New System.IO.FileSystemWatcher(strServer & sp.DefaultValue.ToString(), "*.*")

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by:Jon Winterburn
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Excellent, thanks! I knew I was close.
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NP. Glad to help  = )
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