Cinchoo – Configuration framework, part 8

Using ChoIniConfigStorage


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Cinchoo – Using INI file as configuration source



In this section, I’ll go over the details of using ChoIniConfigStorage in your application. It’s a custom configuration section handler enables the applications to read and write its settings from INI file.

1. Define the configuration section object decorated with ChoIniConfigurationSectionAttribute as below.

[ChoIniConfigurationSection("sample", "SAMPLE_INI_SECTION", "Sample.ini")]
public class SampleConfigSection : ChoConfigurableObject
	#region Instance Data Members (Public)

	[ChoPropertyInfo("name", DefaultValue="Mark")]
	public string Name;

	[ChoPropertyInfo("message", DefaultValue="Hello World!")]
	public string Message;


	void OnAfterConfigurationObjectLoaded(object sender, ChoConfigurationObjectEventArgs e)

2. Now instantiate and use it.

class Program
	static void Main(string[] args)
		SampleConfigSection sampleConfigSection = new SampleConfigSection();

The configuration section will be generated automatically for the first time in HelloWorld.exe.xml as below

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
  <sample cinchoo:iniSectionName="SAMPLE_INI_SECTION" cinchoo:iniFilePath="Sample.ini" xmlns:cinchoo="" />
    <section name="sample" type="Cinchoo.Core.Configuration.ChoNameValueSectionHandler, Cinchoo.Core, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b7dacd80ff3e33de" />

The corresponding meta-data looks as below

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
  <sample bindingMode="TwoWay" defaultable="true" silent="true">
    <configStorage>Cinchoo.Core.Configuration.ChoIniConfigStorage, Cinchoo.Core, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null</configStorage>
    <logInfo condition="true" directory="Settings" fileName="ampleConfigSection.log" />

And the corresponding INI file and section will be created automatically if not exists as below

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Cinchoo – Using INI file as configuration source

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