Programmatic Client Configuration
With Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server, you can specify the cache client configuration settings programmatically or with an XML configuration file. The programmatic approach is an excellent choice when you want to change settings programmatically or when you do not want an XML-based application configuration file. Then, if you make any changes to your cache client configuration, you may have to recompile the application. Changes to settings in an XML-based application configuration file do not require any recompilation. For more information about XML-based cache client configuration, see XML-Based Client Configuration.
If you are using an XML application configuration file for client configuration with most of your application, you can override those settings programmatically.
Configuration Classes and Methods
All of the cache client configuration properties are set in an instance of the DataCacheFactoryConfiguration object. This object is passed to the DataCacheFactory constructor. For an overview of these classes and other classes involved in configuring the cache client, see Configuration Methods.
For a detailed description of the process and a code example, see Get Started with a Cache Client.
ConceptsGet Started with a Cache Client
Enable AppFabric 1.1 Local Cache
XML-Based Client Configuration
Cluster Configuration Storage Options
Troubleshooting AppFabric Caching
Using Windows PowerShell to Manage AppFabric 1.1 Caching Features
Developing a Cache Client
AppFabric Caching Concepts (AppFabric 1.1 Caching)