Web.Config and ASP.NET 2.0

Friday, January 19, 2007



With ASP.NET 2.0, you no longer need to take the pain of manually editing your web.config file to set your application configuration settings. Two new tools have been added.



  1. Web Site Administration Tool which runs on your local browser allowing configuration of Security, Application and Provider settings. It can be invoked by clicking on the icon for ASP.NET configuration in the Solution Explorer.
  2. A new ASP.NET tab has been added to your virtual folder properties. In here, you can configure your application to use 2.0 framework or earlier. In addition, you can use the “Edit Configuration” button in this tab to open up the ASP.NET Configuration settings dialog box that contains the following tabs to configure different parameters – General, Custom Errors, Authorization, Authentication, Application, State management and Locations.


When changes are made using these above mentioned tools, the web.config used by the web application would get updated. Try out these new tools and make your life easier.

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