FolderLevelBuildProvider Class
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FolderLevelBuildProvider Class

.NET Framework 4.6 and 4.5

Represents configuration settings that enable use of the BuildProvider class for specific folders.

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


public sealed class FolderLevelBuildProvider : ConfigurationElement

System_CAPS_pubmethodFolderLevelBuildProvider(String, String)

Initializes a new instance of the FolderLevelBuildProvider class by using an identifier and the fully qualified name.


Gets a reference to the top-level Configuration instance that represents the configuration hierarchy that the current ConfigurationElement instance belongs to.(Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)


Gets an ElementInformation object that contains the non-customizable information and functionality of the ConfigurationElement object. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)


Gets the ConfigurationElementProperty object that represents the ConfigurationElement object itself.(Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)


Gets or sets a property or attribute of this configuration element.(Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)


Gets or sets a property, attribute, or child element of this configuration element.(Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)


Gets the collection of locked attributes.(Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)


Gets the collection of locked elements.(Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)


Gets the collection of locked attributes (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)


Gets the collection of locked elements.(Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)


Gets or sets a value indicating whether the element is locked.(Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)


Gets or sets the name of the FolderLevelBuildProvider object.


Gets the collection of properties.(Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)


Gets or set the fully qualified name of the build provider class.

System_CAPS_protmethodDeserializeElement(XmlReader, Boolean)

Reads XML from the configuration file.(Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)


Returns a value that indicates whether a specified object is equal to the current FolderLevelBuildProvider object.(Overrides ConfigurationElement.Equals(Object).)


Generates a hash code for the FolderLevelBuildProvider object.(Overrides ConfigurationElement.GetHashCode().)


Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)


Sets the ConfigurationElement object to its initial state.(Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)


Used to initialize a default set of values for the ConfigurationElement object.(Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)


Indicates whether this configuration element has been modified since it was last saved or loaded, when implemented in a derived class.(Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)


Gets a value indicating whether the ConfigurationElement object is read-only.(Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)


Resets the internal state of the ConfigurationElement object, including the locks and the properties collections.(Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)


Resets the value of the IsModified method to false when implemented in a derived class.(Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)

System_CAPS_protmethodSerializeElement(XmlWriter, Boolean)

Writes the contents of this configuration element to the configuration file when implemented in a derived class.(Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)

System_CAPS_protmethodSerializeToXmlElement(XmlWriter, String)

Writes the outer tags of this configuration element to the configuration file when implemented in a derived class.(Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)


Sets the IsReadOnly property for the ConfigurationElement object and all subelements.(Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)


Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_protmethodUnmerge(ConfigurationElement, ConfigurationElement, ConfigurationSaveMode)

Modifies the ConfigurationElement object to remove all values that should not be saved. (Inherited from ConfigurationElement.)

The ASP.NET build environment uses FolderLevelBuildProvider objects to generate source code for different file types and subfolders in an application. Classes that are derived from the FolderLevelBuildProvider class generate source code for folders such as Bin, App_GlobalResources, App_LocalResources, App_WebReferences, App_Browsers, Theme, and for other custom folders. Typically, you do not create an instance of the FolderLevelBuildProvider class directly. Instead, you implement a class that derives from BuildProvider and apply the FolderLevelBuildProviderAppliesToAttribute class to it, and then configure the derived class for use in the ASP.NET build environment. The FolderLevelBuildProviderAppliesToAttribute class targets folders instead of files.

You use instances of the FolderLevelBuildProvider class together with AssemblyBuilder objects to build one or more files into a compiled assembly. The FolderLevelBuildProvider instance generates source code in the appropriate language for individual files, and the AssemblyBuilder object builds the source code contributed by each FolderLevelBuildProvider instance into a single assembly.

The FolderLevelBuildProvider class is specified in the configuration section of the Web.config file.

Legacy Code Example

The following example shows how to add a build provider named BuildProvider1 to the Web.config file.

    <add type="BuildProvider1, Assembly1,Version=,  

.NET Framework
Available since 4.0

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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