Yup, it’s cool, but it gets even cooler when you start writing your own configuration section handler implementations. The beauty of the configuration architecture is that it’s completely extensible.
Thanks Drew. I kinda figured I’d only scratched the surface with this stuff. Thanks, I’m gonna check out IConfigurationSectionHandler stuff
[Currently Playing: Rancid - Life Won’t Wait]
BAM! I did it - I knew it could be done, but I had no idea how simple the framework makes it. I’m talking about hydrating a list of the hyperlink controls I recently created from a config file using a custom config section handler - I’ll write a story on how I got it done here shortly. Well, tonight anyway.
Basically, I used a method near what Drew described, but I took an attribute-based approach - so the web.config has a section that looks like a list of server controls without the <asp: at the beginning. \[Hearing : System Of a Down : Jet Pilot\]