app.config

This is application specific and should be considered a "read-only" file
This contains settings specific to the application


This appears as app.config in your IDE and is then automatically renamed when the project is built.
Application settings allow you to store and retrieve settings and other information dynamically


<configSections> 
</configSections>

<system.diagnostics>
</system.diagnostics>

<system.serviceModel>
</system.serviceModel>

<applicationSettings>
</applicationSettings>

<userSettings>
</userSettings>

Exact FileName

The name of this file depends on the type of application.

  • Executables / Addins - file name is "nameofapplication".config



Accessing from Code

You can access these settings using

Properties.Settings.Default 

If you want to persist the changes call the Save method.

Properties.Settings.Default.Save 


My.Settings 


Web Services

PropertyDescription
MaxBufferSizeThe maximum size of the buffer to use
 For buffered messages this value is the same as MaxReceivedMessageSize
 For streamed messages this value is the maximum size of the SOAP headers which must be read in buffered mode.
MaxReceivedMessageSizeMust match the "MaxBufferSize"
MaxStringContentLengthThe maximum string length returned by the reader
 When deserializing the message this property is used to block messages over a certain size.


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