AppSettingsReader.GetValue(String, Type) AppSettingsReader.GetValue(String, Type) AppSettingsReader.GetValue(String, Type) Method


Gets the value for a specified key from the AppSettings property and returns an object of the specified type containing the value from the configuration.

 System::Object ^ GetValue(System::String ^ key, Type ^ type);
public object GetValue (string key, Type type);
member this.GetValue : string * Type -> obj


String String String

The key for which to get the value.

Type Type Type

The type of the object to return.


The value of the specified key.


key does not exist in the <appSettings> configuration section.


The value in the <appSettings> configuration section for key is not of type type.


The following example shows how to use the GetValue method to retrieve the value for each key in the <appSettings> section of the configuration file.

static void DisplayAppSettings()
        var reader = new AppSettingsReader();

        NameValueCollection appSettings = ConfigurationManager.AppSettings;

        for (int i = 0; i < appSettings.Count; i++)
            string key = appSettings.GetKey(i);
            string value = (string)reader.GetValue(key, typeof(string));
            Console.WriteLine("Key : {0} Value: {1}", key, value);
    catch (ConfigurationErrorsException e)
        Console.WriteLine("[DisplayAppSettings: {0}]", e.ToString());

Private Shared Sub DisplayAppSettings()

        Dim reader As New AppSettingsReader()

        Dim appSettings As NameValueCollection = ConfigurationManager.AppSettings

        For i As Integer = 0 To appSettings.Count - 1
            Dim key As String = appSettings.GetKey(i)
            Dim value As String = reader.GetValue(key, GetType(String))
            Console.WriteLine("Key : {0} Value: {1}", key, value)
        Next i

    Catch e As ConfigurationErrorsException
        Console.WriteLine("[DisplayAppSettings: {0}]", e.ToString())
    End Try

End Sub

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