OutputCacheSettingsSection Class

Configures the output cache settings for application pages . This class cannot be inherited.

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

public sealed class OutputCacheSettingsSection : ConfigurationSection
public final class OutputCacheSettingsSection extends ConfigurationSection
public final class OutputCacheSettingsSection extends ConfigurationSection
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The OutputCacheSettingsSection class allows you to programmatically access and modify the outputCacheSettings element of the caching section in a configuration file. The output cache settings define the dependencies (the relationships between items stored in the cache and files, cache keys, or CacheDependency objects) that are used in output caching, for instance, by the @ OutputCache directive or by the OutputCacheProfile.


The OutputCacheSettingsSection can write information into the related section of the configuration file according to the restrictions defined by the section property AllowDefinition whose value is MachineToApplication. Any attempt to write in a configuration file at a level not allowed in the hierarchy will result in an error message generated by the parser. However, you can use this class to read configuration information at any level in the hierarchy.

The following code example shows how to obtain the OutputCacheSettingsSection object from the configuration file of an existing Web application.

// Get the Web application configuration.
  System.Configuration.Configuration webConfig =

  // Get the section.

  string configPath =
  System.Web.Configuration.OutputCacheSettingsSection outputCacheSettings =



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

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0