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CompilationSection.DefaultLanguage Property

Gets or sets the default programming language to use in dynamic-compilation files.

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

[ConfigurationPropertyAttribute("defaultLanguage", DefaultValue = "vb")]
public string DefaultLanguage { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
A value specifying the default programming language to use in dynamic-compilation files.

Specifies the default programming language, such as C# or VB.NET, to use in dynamic compilation files. Language names are defined using the system.codedom section. The default programming language is vb, which specifies VB.NET as the default programming language.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the DefaultLanguage property. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the CompilationSection class.

// Display DefaultLanguage property.
Console.WriteLine("DefaultLanguage: {0}",

// Set DefaultLanguage property.
configSection.DefaultLanguage = "vb";

.NET Framework

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

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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