AppSettingsExpressionBuilder AppSettingsExpressionBuilder AppSettingsExpressionBuilder AppSettingsExpressionBuilder Class

Definition

Retrieves values, as specified in a declarative expression, from the <appSettings> section of the Web.config file.

public ref class AppSettingsExpressionBuilder : System::Web::Compilation::ExpressionBuilder
public class AppSettingsExpressionBuilder : System.Web.Compilation.ExpressionBuilder
type AppSettingsExpressionBuilder = class
    inherit ExpressionBuilder
Public Class AppSettingsExpressionBuilder
Inherits ExpressionBuilder
Inheritance
AppSettingsExpressionBuilderAppSettingsExpressionBuilderAppSettingsExpressionBuilderAppSettingsExpressionBuilder

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to retrieve an application settings value in a page that is not compiled.

<%@ Page Language="C#" CompilationMode="Never" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head runat="server">
    <title>Noncompiled Page</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <div>
        Welcome to the 
        <asp:Literal ID="Literal1" runat="server" 
        Text="<%$ AppSettings: thisSeason %>" /> Sale!
    </div>
    </form>
</body>
</html>
<%@ Page Language="VB" CompilationMode="Never" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head runat="server">
    <title>Noncompiled Page</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <div>
        Welcome to the 
        <asp:Literal ID="Literal1" runat="server" 
        Text="<%$ AppSettings: thisSeason %>" /> Sale!
    </div>
    </form>
</body>
</html>

This code retrieves the following expression from the Web.config file.

<configuration xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/.NetConfiguration/v2.0">

<appSettings>

<add key="thisSeason" value="Fall"/>

</appSettings>

</configuration>

Remarks

The AppSettingsExpressionBuilder class provides access to values in the <appSettings> section of the Web.config file. The <appSettings> section of the Web.config file contains application-specific values in key/value pairs.

An application value is retrieved by assigning an expression of the form

<%$ AppSettings: appSettingsKey %>

to a property in a control declaration. The part of the expression before the colon (:) designates the type of expression to be retrieved, and the part after the colon signifies the key. The preceding expression would retrieve the following value from the Web.config file.

<appSettings>

<add key="appSettingsKey" value="appSettingsValue"/>

</appSettings>

When the page parser encounters an expression with the AppSettings prefix, it creates an instance of the AppSettingsExpressionBuilder class to handle the expression.

If the expression is encountered in a page that will be compiled, the AppSettingsExpressionBuilder object generates code to retrieve the specified value from the Web.config file. This code is executed during the execution of the generated page class. If the expression is encountered in a page that will not be compiled, the AppSettingsExpressionBuilder object returns the value from the Web.config file when the page is parsed and executed.

Constructors

AppSettingsExpressionBuilder() AppSettingsExpressionBuilder() AppSettingsExpressionBuilder() AppSettingsExpressionBuilder()

Initializes a new instance of the AppSettingsExpressionBuilder class.

Properties

SupportsEvaluate SupportsEvaluate SupportsEvaluate SupportsEvaluate

Returns a value indicating whether an expression can be evaluated in a page that is not compiled.

Methods

Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.

(Inherited from Object)
EvaluateExpression(Object, BoundPropertyEntry, Object, ExpressionBuilderContext) EvaluateExpression(Object, BoundPropertyEntry, Object, ExpressionBuilderContext) EvaluateExpression(Object, BoundPropertyEntry, Object, ExpressionBuilderContext) EvaluateExpression(Object, BoundPropertyEntry, Object, ExpressionBuilderContext)

Returns a value from the <appSettings> section of the Web.config file.

GetAppSetting(String) GetAppSetting(String) GetAppSetting(String) GetAppSetting(String)

Returns a value from the <appSettings> section of the Web.config file.

GetAppSetting(String, Type, String) GetAppSetting(String, Type, String) GetAppSetting(String, Type, String) GetAppSetting(String, Type, String)

Returns a value from the <appSettings> section of the Web.config file with the value converted to a target type.

GetCodeExpression(BoundPropertyEntry, Object, ExpressionBuilderContext) GetCodeExpression(BoundPropertyEntry, Object, ExpressionBuilderContext) GetCodeExpression(BoundPropertyEntry, Object, ExpressionBuilderContext) GetCodeExpression(BoundPropertyEntry, Object, ExpressionBuilderContext)

Returns a code expression that is used to perform the property assignment in the generated page class.

GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function.

(Inherited from Object)
GetType() GetType() GetType() GetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)
MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
ParseExpression(String, Type, ExpressionBuilderContext) ParseExpression(String, Type, ExpressionBuilderContext) ParseExpression(String, Type, ExpressionBuilderContext) ParseExpression(String, Type, ExpressionBuilderContext)

When overridden in a derived class, returns an object that represents the parsed expression.

(Inherited from ExpressionBuilder)
ToString() ToString() ToString() ToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.

(Inherited from Object)

Applies to

See also