Cinchoo – Configuration framework, part 12

Using ChoFileXmlSerializerConfigStorage

Download sample source files (Require .NET 4.0 / Visual Studio 2010)

In this section, I’ll go over the details of using ChoFileXmlSerializerConfigStorage in your application. It’s a custom configuration section handler enables application to read and write application settings from configuration file in complex Xml format.

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

public class SampleConfigSection : ChoConfigurableObject
    #region Instance Data Members (Public)

    public string Name;

    public string Message;


    void OnAfterConfigurationObjectLoaded(object sender, ChoConfigurationObjectEventArgs e)

2. Now instantiate and use it as below.

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 Name="Mark">
    <Message>Hello World!</Message>
    <section name="sample" type="Cinchoo.Core.Configuration.ChoXmlSerializerSectionHandler, Cinchoo.Core, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b7dacd80ff3e33de" />

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