<developmentMode> Element

Specifies whether the runtime searches for assemblies in directories specified by the DEVPATH environment variable.

<configuration>
<runtime>
<developmentMode>

Syntax

<developmentMode developerInstallation="true | false"/>  

Attributes and Elements

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

Attributes

Attribute Description
developerInstallation Specifies whether the runtime searches for assemblies in directories specified by the DEVPATH environment variable.

developerInstallation Attribute

Value Description
true Searches for assemblies in directories specified by the DEVPATH environment variable.
false Does not search for assemblies in directories specified by the DEVPATH environment variable. This is the default

Child Elements

None.

Parent Elements

Element Description
configuration The root element in every configuration file used by the common language runtime and .NET Framework applications.
runtime Contains information about assembly binding and garbage collection.

Remarks

Use this setting only at development time. The runtime does not check the versions on strong-named assemblies found in the DEVPATH. It simply uses the first assembly it finds.

Example

The following example shows how to cause the runtime to search for assemblies in directories specified by the DEVPATH environment variable.

<configuration>  
   <runtime>  
      <developmentMode developerInstallation="true"/>  
   </runtime>  
</configuration>  

See Also

Runtime Settings Schema
Configuration File Schema
How to: Locate Assemblies by Using DEVPATH