SPWebApplicationBuilder class

Creates an SPWebApplication object, which provides default settings for all the required values; that way, the caller must only change the property values that vary from the default.

System.Object
  Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebApplicationBuilder

Namespace:  Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration
Assembly:  Microsoft.SharePoint (in Microsoft.SharePoint.dll)

[SharePointPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.InheritanceDemand, ObjectModel = true)]
[SharePointPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, ObjectModel = true)]
public class SPWebApplicationBuilder

The following example uses SPWebApplicationBuilder to create a new SharePoint Web application on port 999. The example creates and provisions a Web application, and then creates a new site collection and top-level site at the root.

SPWebApplicationBuilder webAppBuilder = new SPWebApplicationBuilder(SPFarm.Local);
int myPort = 999;
webAppBuilder.Port = myPort;
SPWebApplication newApplication = webAppBuilder.Create();

newApplication.Provision();

SPSite mySiteCollection = newApplication.Sites.Add("/", "DOMAIN\\UserAlias", "user@microsoft.com");

mySiteCollection.Close();

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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