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App.config files from a dll

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Hey All,
Another question around a more modular design approach. So far the answers I've seen say to use a xml properties file, or to use a key value properties file.

I have an application that will load dlls. These dlls have configuration information that they need to use. Basically I want a dll specific app.config file. This doesn't seem to work unless the info is within the .exe, which is not what I want to happen.

Any thoughts would be appreciated, thanks!
Feb 9 '09 #1
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You could have multiple config files in your bin folder or maybe some other subfolder... when you load the dll, you could call a function to read the corresponding config file.. You may have to create separate appdomain and pass appdominsetup object specifying folder name and config file?
Feb 10 '09 #2

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hmmm ok thanks I'll give that a look. Is it fairly easy to merge multiple app.config files together?
Feb 10 '09 #3

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