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ConfigurationManager::OpenExeConfiguration Method (String)

Opens the specified client configuration file as a Configuration object.

Namespace:  System.Configuration
Assembly:  System.Configuration (in System.Configuration.dll)

public:
static Configuration^ OpenExeConfiguration(
	String^ exePath
)

Parameters

exePath
Type: System::String

The path of the executable (exe) file.

ExceptionCondition
ConfigurationErrorsException

A configuration file could not be loaded.

Client applications use a global configuration that applies to all users, separate configurations that apply to individual users, and configurations that apply to roaming users. The userLevel value determines the location of the configuration file being opened. It indicates whether it has no user level (the configuration file is in the same directory as the application) or has a per-user level (the configuration file is in an application settings path determined by the user level type.).

Calling this method overload is equivalent to calling the OpenMappedExeConfiguration(ExeConfigurationFileMap, ConfigurationUserLevel, Boolean) overload with the preLoad parameter set to false.

The following code example shows how to use the OpenExeConfiguration method.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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