Huge configuration files

Topics: General discussion
Dec 30, 2006 at 11:18 PM
Im seeing big time code bloat in config files , by the time you use enterprise library and a big wcf service the config file is getting near 2000 lines.

Is there any possability of providing config support for additional config files ? I would love it if we had soem sort of partial config files below the root element so that enterprise library is in a different config file which gets merged at compile.

Worst case is it possible for enterprise library to have its own config file ?

Regards,

Ben
Dec 31, 2006 at 8:36 AM
Hi,

It is possible to partition Enterprise Libraries configuration files.
For more information on how to do this and the different scenario's for doing so, Tom Hollanders blog provides a valuable resource at:

http://blogs.msdn.com/tomholl/archive/2006/04/02/entlib2externalconfig.aspx

This blogpost is written in the context of Enterprise Library version 2 but theses scenario's will be supported for version 3 as well.