<add> Element for connectionManagement (Network Settings)

Adds an IP address or DNS name to the connection management list.

   address = "address expression" 
   maxconnection = integer 

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


Attribute Description


A regular expression describing an IP address or DNS name.


The maximum number of connections allowed to a server. If not supplied, the default is 2.

Child Elements


Parent Elements

Element Description


Specifies the maximum number of connections to a network host.

The value of the address attribute should be a valid regular expression, or an asterisk to indicate the default number of connections to unspecified servers.

For more information about regular expressions, see .NET Framework Regular Expressions.

This element can be used in the application configuration file or the machine configuration file (Machine.config).

The following code example configures an application to use four connections to the server www.contoso.com and two connections to all other servers.

      <add address = "http://www.contoso.com" maxconnection = "4" />
      <add address = "*" maxconnection = "2" />