ASP.NET Configuration Files

ASP.NET configuration data is stored in XML text files, each named Web.config. Web.config files can appear in multiple directories in ASP.NET applications. This section contains information about ASP.NET configuration files, their format, and the inheritance hierarchy.

For information about .NET Framework client application configuration files (named Exe.config), see Configuration File Schema for the .NET Framework.

For information about the IIS configuration file, see Working with the IIS Metabase and the IIS Metabase Property Reference.

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