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providers Element for personalization for webParts (ASP.NET Settings Schema)

Defines the Web Parts personalization providers for the current Web application.


<providers>
    <add.../>
    <clear />
    <remove.../>
</providers>

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

Attributes

None.

Child Elements

Element Description

add

Optional element

Specifies the name of the provider and the class that implements it.

clear

Optional element

Removes all of the Web Parts providers from the collection.

remove

Optional element

Removes the specified Web Parts provider from the collection.

Parent Elements

Element Description

configuration

The required root element in every configuration file used by the common language runtime and .NET Framework applications.

system.web

Specifies the root element for the ASP.NET configuration settings in a configuration file. Contains configuration elements that configure ASP.NET Web applications and control how the applications behave.

webParts

Allows you to specify a Web Parts personalization provider, set personalization authorizations, and add custom classes that extend the WebPartTransformer class for use by Web Parts connections.

personalization

Specifies the Web Parts personalization provider and sets Web Parts personalization authorizations.

The following default providers element is configured in the root Web.config file in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

<providers>
  <add connectionStringName="LocalSqlServer"
    name="AspNetSqlPersonalizationProvider" 
    type="System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts.SqlPersonalizationProvider, 
    System.Web, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a" />
</providers>

The following example shows how to add a provider.

<webParts>
  <personalization defaultProvider="AspNetSqlPersonalizationProvider">
    <providers>
      <add name="AspNetSqlPersonalizationProvider"
      type="System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts.SqlPersonalizationProvider"
      connectionStringName="LocalSqlServer" applicationName="/" />
    </providers>
  </personalization>
</webParts>

Providers may only be defined at the machine, site, and application level.

Configuration Section Handler

System.Web.Configuration.WebPartsSection

Configuration Member

System.Web.Configuration.WebPartsPersonalization.Providers

Configurable Locations

Machine.config

Root level Web.config

Application-level Web.config

Requirements

IIS 5.0, 5.1 and 6.0

.NET Framework 2.0

Visual Studio 2005

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