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FolderLevelBuildProvider Class

Represents configuration settings that enable use of the BuildProvider class for specific folders.


Namespace:  System.Web.Configuration
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)
public sealed class FolderLevelBuildProvider : ConfigurationElement

The FolderLevelBuildProvider type exposes the following members.

Public methodFolderLevelBuildProviderInitializes a new instance of the FolderLevelBuildProvider class by using an identifier and the fully qualified name.
Public propertyCurrentConfigurationGets a reference to the top-level Configuration instance that represents the configuration hierarchy that the current ConfigurationElement instance belongs to. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Public propertyElementInformationGets an ElementInformation object that contains the non-customizable information and functionality of the ConfigurationElement object. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected propertyElementPropertyGets the ConfigurationElementProperty object that represents the ConfigurationElement object itself. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected propertyItem[ConfigurationProperty]Gets or sets a property or attribute of this configuration element. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected propertyItem[String]Gets or sets a property, attribute, or child element of this configuration element. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Public propertyLockAllAttributesExceptGets the collection of locked attributes. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Public propertyLockAllElementsExceptGets the collection of locked elements. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Public propertyLockAttributesGets the collection of locked attributes (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Public propertyLockElementsGets the collection of locked elements. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Public propertyLockItemGets or sets a value indicating whether the element is locked. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Public propertyNameGets or sets the name of the FolderLevelBuildProvider object.
Protected propertyPropertiesGets the collection of properties. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Public propertyTypeGets or set the fully qualified name of the build provider class.
Protected methodDeserializeElementReads XML from the configuration file. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Public methodEqualsReturns a value that indicates whether a specified object is equal to the current FolderLevelBuildProvider object. (Overrides ConfigurationElement.Equals(Object).)
Public methodGetHashCodeGenerates a hash code for the FolderLevelBuildProvider object. (Overrides ConfigurationElement.GetHashCode().)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodInitSets the ConfigurationElement object to its initial state. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected methodInitializeDefaultUsed to initialize a default set of values for the ConfigurationElement object. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected methodIsModifiedIndicates whether this configuration element has been modified since it was last saved or loaded, when implemented in a derived class. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Public methodIsReadOnlyGets a value indicating whether the ConfigurationElement object is read-only. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected methodResetResets the internal state of the ConfigurationElement object, including the locks and the properties collections. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected methodResetModifiedResets the value of the IsModified method to false when implemented in a derived class. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected methodSerializeElementWrites the contents of this configuration element to the configuration file when implemented in a derived class. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected methodSerializeToXmlElementWrites the outer tags of this configuration element to the configuration file when implemented in a derived class. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Protected methodSetReadOnlySets the IsReadOnly property for the ConfigurationElement object and all subelements. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodUnmergeModifies the ConfigurationElement object to remove all values that should not be saved. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)

The ASP.NET build environment uses FolderLevelBuildProvider objects to generate source code for different file types and subfolders in an application. Classes that are derived from the FolderLevelBuildProvider class generate source code for folders such as Bin, App_GlobalResources, App_LocalResources, App_WebReferences, App_Browsers, Theme, and for other custom folders. Typically, you do not create an instance of the FolderLevelBuildProvider class directly. Instead, you implement a class that derives from BuildProvider and apply the FolderLevelBuildProviderAppliesToAttribute class to it, and then configure the derived class for use in the ASP.NET build environment. The FolderLevelBuildProviderAppliesToAttribute class targets folders instead of files.

You use instances of the FolderLevelBuildProvider class together with AssemblyBuilder objects to build one or more files into a compiled assembly. The FolderLevelBuildProvider instance generates source code in the appropriate language for individual files, and the AssemblyBuilder object builds the source code contributed by each FolderLevelBuildProvider instance into a single assembly.

The FolderLevelBuildProvider class is specified in the configuration section of the Web.config file.

The following example shows how to add a build provider named BuildProvider1 to the Web.config file.

    <add type="BuildProvider1, Assembly1,Version=,  

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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