<add> Element for connectionManagement (Network Settings)

Adds an IP address or DNS name to the connection management list.



  address="address expression"

Attributes and Elements

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


Attribute Description
address A string describing an IP address or DNS name.
maxconnection The maximum number of connections allowed to a server. If not supplied, the default is 2.

Child Elements


Parent Elements

Element Description
connectionManagement Specifies the maximum number of connections to a network host.


The value of the address attribute should be either an asterisk to indicate all connections, or a string of the form <schema>://<idn_hostname>[:<port>].

If the URI passed to any HTTP APIs contains Unicode, the name will be converted internally using DnsSafeHost which might return a punicode string (behavior dependent on the current IDN configuration).

Configuration Files

This element can be used in the application configuration file or the machine configuration file (Machine.config).


The following example configures an application to use four connections to the server www.contoso.com and two connections to all other servers.

      <add address="http://www.contoso.com" maxconnection="4" />  
      <add address="*" maxconnection="2" />  

See also