<compilers> Element

Container for compiler configuration elements; contains zero or more <compiler> elements.

<configuration>
<system.codedom>
<compilers> Element

Syntax

<compilers>  
  <compiler ... />  
</compilers>  

Attributes and Elements

The following sections describe attributes, child elements, and parent elements.

Attributes

None.

Child Elements

Element Description
<compiler> Element Specifies the compiler configuration attributes for a language provider.

Parent Elements

Element Description
<configuration> Element The root element in every configuration file used by the common language runtime and .NET Framework applications.
<system.codedom> Element Specifies compiler configuration settings for available language providers.

Remarks

The <compilers> element contains the compiler configuration settings for language providers on a computer. Each <compiler> element specifies the compiler configuration attributes for a specific language provider.

The .NET Framework defines the initial compiler and language provider settings in the machine configuration file (Machine.config). Developers and compiler vendors can add configuration settings for a new System.CodeDom.Compiler.CodeDomProvider implementation. Use the System.CodeDom.Compiler.CodeDomProvider.GetAllCompilerInfo method to programmatically enumerate language provider and compiler configuration settings on a computer.

Configuration File

This element can be used in the machine configuration file and the application configuration file.

Example

The following example illustrates a typical compiler configuration element.

<configuration>  
   <system.codedom>  
     <compilers>  
       <!-- zero or more compiler elements -->  
       <compiler   
          language="c#;cs;csharp"   
          extension=".cs"  
          type="Microsoft.CSharp.CSharpCodeProvider, System, Version=1.0.5000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089"  
          compilerOptions=""    
          warningLevel="1" />  
     </compilers>  
   </system.codedom>  
</configuration>  

See Also

CompilerInfo
CodeDomProvider
Configuration File Schema
Compiler and Language Provider Settings Schema
<compiler> Element