RemotingConfiguration.Configure Method (String)

Note: This API is now obsolete.

Reads the configuration file and configures the remoting infrastructure. Configure(String) is obsolete. Please use Configure(String, Boolean) instead.

Namespace:   System.Runtime.Remoting
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

<ObsoleteAttribute("Use System.Runtime.Remoting.RemotingConfiguration.Configure(string fileName, bool ensureSecurity) instead.",
<SecurityPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.Demand, Flags := SecurityPermissionFlag.RemotingConfiguration)>
Public Shared Sub Configure (
	filename As String


Type: System.String

The name of the remoting configuration file. Can be null.

Exception Condition

At least one of the callers higher in the callstack does not have permission to configure remoting types and channels.


Configure(String) is obsolete. Please use Configure(String, Boolean) instead.

Passing null as the filename parameter will cause default remoting initialization without requiring the existence of a configuration file.

For configuration file syntax, see Remoting Settings Schema.


Marshal-by-reference objects (MBRs) do not reside in memory forever. Instead, unless the type overrides MarshalByRefObject.InitializeLifetimeService to control its own lifetime policies, each MBR has a finite lifetime before the .NET Framework remoting system begins the process of deleting it and reclaiming the memory. For more information, see Lifetime Leases.

' Configure the remoting structure.


for configuration of the remoting infrastructure. Demand value: SecurityAction.Demand; Permission value: SecurityPermissionFlag.RemotingConfiguration

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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