IHttpServer::GetConfigObject Method

IIS 7.0

Retrieves the configuration object for the current context.

virtual INativeConfigurationSystem* GetConfigObject(
) const = 0;

This method takes no parameters.

A pointer to an INativeConfigurationSystem interface.

The GetConfigObject method retrieves a configuration object that you can use to retrieve configuration settings from a configuration file. For example, the INativeConfigurationSystem::GetConfigSection method retrieves a INativeConfigurationElement interface, which is a container object for a section of the configuration settings for the current context. This container object contains several methods that you can use to retrieve or modify the configuration settings.


The following code example demonstrates how to create an HTTP module that uses the IHttpContext::GetMetadata method to retrieve a pointer to an IMetadataInfo interface. The module completes the following steps:

  1. Uses the IMetadataInfo::GetMetaPath method to retrieve the configuration path for the current request.

  2. Uses the GetConfigObject method to retrieve a pointer to an INativeConfigurationSystem interface.

  3. Passes the configuration path for the current request to the INativeConfigurationSystem::GetConfigSection method.

  4. Retrieves an INativeConfigurationElement interface for the log settings for IIS.

  5. Uses the INativeConfigurationElement::GetBooleanProperty method to retrieve a value that indicates whether logging is enabled for the current request context.

  6. Returns this information to a Web client and then exits.

Your module must export the RegisterModule function. You can export this function by creating a module definition (.def) file for your project, or you can compile the module by using the /EXPORT:RegisterModule switch. For more information, see Walkthrough: Creating a Request-Level HTTP Module By Using Native Code.

You can optionally compile the code by using the __stdcall (/Gz) calling convention instead of explicitly declaring the calling convention for each function.





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