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Switch Constructor (String, String)

Initializes a new instance of the Switch class.

Namespace: System.Diagnostics
Assembly: System (in system.dll)

protected Switch (
	string displayName,
	string description
)
protected Switch (
	String displayName, 
	String description
)
protected function Switch (
	displayName : String, 
	description : String
)

Parameters

displayName

The name of the switch.

description

The description for the switch.

When you create a new Switch object, the value of the displayName parameter is used to find initial switch settings. The default value is an empty string ("").

Within the XML configuration file, you can add a switch and set its value, remove a switch, or clear all the switches previously set by the application. Dynamic changes to the configuration file are not detected while the application is executing. You must stop and restart an application before changes to the configuration file take effect. The configuration file should be formatted like the following example:

<configuration>
  <system.diagnostics>
    <switches>
      <add name="mySwitch" value="10" />
      <add name="myNewSwitch" value="20" />
      <remove name="mySwitch" />
      <clear/>
    </switches>
  </system.diagnostics>
</configuration>
NoteNote

To improve performance, you can make Switch members static in your class.

Notes to Inheritors To set the value of the switch, set the SwitchSetting property in the constructor.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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