Join Walt Ritscher for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with configuration files, part of Visual Studio 2010 Essential Training.
.NET applications use configuration files to change the way they behave at runtime.…These configuration files are located in the same folder as the…application executable.…Let me show you a few configuration files inside Visual Studio.…I've opened a Solution called ConfigurationFiles.…It contains a ConsoleApplication, a FinancialLibrary DLL, and a WebApplication.…I'm going to start by looking at the WebApplication.…They commonly have a configuration file called the Web.config.…It's added automatically in the project template.…
And this contains settings in an XML format that might be used by this web…application. Now, in web applications, you typically have at least one Web.config…in the root directory of the web site, but you can also put other Web.configs in…children directories.…So here, you can see it's just XML.…There's a section called configuration, and below that is a subsection called…connectionStrings. And inside this connectionString is something with the name…ApplicationServices, and then below that it has some details of how to connect…
- Creating a Visual Studio project
- Building the user interface
- Binding to an RSS feed
- Coding with IntelliSense
- Creating rich Internet applications with Silverlight
- Building Windows applications with Windows Forms
- Integrating with SQL Server
- Working with Microsoft Office applications
- Understanding extensibility in Visual Studio
- Working with data, ADO.NET and datasets
- Using source control
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Getting Started
2. Exploring the Visual Studio Workspace (IDE)
3. Building a Simple Application
4. Exploring the Code Editors
5. Working with Code
6. Understanding the Project Types
7. Digging Into Your Data
8. Debugging Your Application
9. Testing Your Application
10. Deploying Your Application
11. Working with Source Control
12. Integrating with Microsoft Office Applications
Making an Excel 2010 add-in5m 21s
13. Extending Visual Studio
14. Configuring Your Application
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