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hostingEnvironment Element (ASP.NET Settings Schema)

Defines configuration settings that control the behavior of the application hosting environment.

configuration Element (General Settings Schema)
  system.web Element (ASP.NET Settings Schema)
    hostingEnvironment Element (ASP.NET Settings Schema)
<hostingEnvironment idleTimeout="HH:MM:SS" 
                    shadowCopyBinAssemblies="true|false" 
                    shutdownTimeout="number"/>

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

Attributes

Attribute

Description

idleTimeout

Optional TimeSpan attribute.

Sets the amount of time, in minutes, before unloading an inactive application.

Default is Infinite.

shadowCopyBinAssemblies

Optional Boolean attribute.

Sets a Boolean value indicating whether the assemblies of an application in the Bin directory are shadow copied to the application's ASP.NET Temporary Files directory.

Default is true.

shutdownTimeout

Optional TimeSpan attribute.

Sets the amount of time, in seconds, to gracefully shut down the application.

Default is 30.

Child Elements

None.

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.

Default Configuration

The following default hostingEnvironment element is not explicitly configured in the machine configuration file or in the root Web.config file, but is the default configuration returned by an application in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

NoteNote:

The value "Infinite" is defined by the system to be MaxValue.

<hostingEnvironment idleTimeout="Infinite" 
                    shutdownTimeout="30" 
                    shadowCopyBinAssemblies="true" />

The following example shows how to control the behavior of the application hosting environment.

<system.web>
    <hostingEnvironment idleTimeout="20"
                        shutdownTimeout="30"/>
</system.web>

Configuration Section Handler

System.Web.Configuration.HostingEnvironmentSection

Configuration Member

SystemWebSectionGroup.HostingEnvironment

Configurable Locations

Machine.config

Root level Web.config

Application level Web.config

Requirements

IIS 6.0

.NET Framework 2.0

Visual Studio 2005

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