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add Element for httpModules (ASP.NET Settings Schema)

Adds an httpModules element to an application.


<add name="ModuleName"
   type=".NET Class, Assembly [,Version=version number]
      [,Culture=culture] [,PublicKeyToken=token]"/>

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

Attributes

Attribute Description

name

Required attribute.

Provides a friendly name for the module, which lets you associate an event handler for module events within the global.asax file.

type

Required attribute.

Specifies a comma-separated class/assembly combination consisting of version, culture, and public key tokens. ASP.NET searches for the assembly DLL first in the private \bin directory for the appliction, and then in the system assembly cache.

Child Elements

None.

Parent Elements

Element Description

configuration

Specifies the root element in every configuration file that is used by the common language runtime and the .NET Framework applications.

system.web

Specifies the root element for the ASP.NET configuration section.

httpModules

Configures the HTTP modules that are within an application.

The add directives are processed in top-down, sequential order. If two or more add subtags specify the same verb/path combination, the final add overrides all others.

The following default add element is configured in the Machine.config file in the .NET Framework version 1.1.

<add name="OutputCache" type="System.Web.Caching.OutputCacheModule"/>
<add name="Session" type="System.Web.SessionState.SessionStateModule"/>
<add name="WindowsAuthentication" type="System.Web.Security.WindowsAuthenticationModule"/>
<add name="FormsAuthentication" type="System.Web.Security.FormsAuthenticationModule"/>
<add name="PassportAuthentication" type="System.Web.Security.PassportAuthenticationModule"/>
<add name="UrlAuthorization" type="System.Web.Security.UrlAuthorizationModule"/>
<add name="FileAuthorization" type="System.Web.Security.FileAuthorizationModule"/>
<add name="ErrorHandlerModule" type="System.Web.Mobile.ErrorHandlerModule, System.Web.Mobile, 
     Version=1.0.5000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a"/>

The following default add element is configured in the Machine.config file in the .NET Framework version 1.0.

<add name="OutputCache" type="System.Web.Caching.OutputCacheModule" />
<add name="Session" type="System.Web.SessionState.SessionStateModule" />
<add name="WindowsAuthentication" type="System.Web.Security.WindowsAuthenticationModule" />
<add name="FormsAuthentication" type="System.Web.Security.FormsAuthenticationModule" />
<add name="PassportAuthentication" type="System.Web.Security.PassportAuthenticationModule" />
<add name="UrlAuthorization" type="System.Web.Security.UrlAuthorizationModule" />
<add name="FileAuthorization" type="System.Web.Security.FileAuthorizationModule" />

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

<add name="OutputCache" type="System.Web.Caching.OutputCacheModule" />
<add name="Session" type="System.Web.SessionState.SessionStateModule" />
<add name="WindowsAuthentication" type="System.Web.Security.WindowsAuthenticationModule" />
<add name="FormsAuthentication" type="System.Web.Security.FormsAuthenticationModule" />
<add name="PassportAuthentication" type="System.Web.Security.PassportAuthenticationModule" />
<add name="RoleManager" type="System.Web.Security.RoleManagerModule" />
<add name="UrlAuthorization" type="System.Web.Security.UrlAuthorizationModule" />
<add name="FileAuthorization" type="System.Web.Security.FileAuthorizationModule" />
<add name="AnonymousIdentification" type="System.Web.Security.AnonymousIdentificationModule" />
<add name="Profile" type="System.Web.Profile.ProfileModule" />

The following code example demonstrates how to add an httpModules element to an application.

<configuration>
   <system.web>
      <httpModules>
         <add name="OutputCache"
              type="System.Web.Caching.OutputCacheModule, System.Web,
                    Version=1.0.2800.0, Culture=neutral,
                    PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a"/>
      </httpModules>
   <system.web>
</configuration>

Configuration section handler

System.Web.Configuration.HttpModulesSection

Configuration member

System.Web.Configuration.SystemWebSectionGroup.HttpModules

Configurable locations

Machine.config

Root-level Web.config

Application-level Web.config

Virtual or physical directory–level Web.config

Requirements

Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) version 5.0, 5.1, or 6.0

The .NET Framework version 1.0, 1.1, or 2.0

Microsoft Visual Studio 2003 or Visual Studio 2005

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