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HttpHandlersSection Class

Configures an HTTP handler for a Web application. This class cannot be inherited.

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

public sealed class HttpHandlersSection : ConfigurationSection

The HttpHandlersSection class provides a way to programmatically access and modify the httpHandlers section of a configuration file. This type is part of a group that includes the HttpHandlerAction and the HttpHandlerActionCollection types.


The HttpHandlersSection can read and write information from and to the related section of the configuration file according to the AllowDefinition section property whose value is Everywhere.

The following code example shows how to use the HttpHandlersSection class to access the httpHandlers section of an existing Web application.

// Get the Web application configuration.
System.Configuration.Configuration configuration = System.Web.Configuration.WebConfigurationManager.OpenWebConfiguration("/aspnetTest");

// Get the section.
System.Web.Configuration.HttpHandlersSection httpHandlersSection = (System.Web.Configuration.HttpHandlersSection) configuration.GetSection("system.web/httphandlers");

The following configuration excerpt shows how to specify values declaratively for the httpHandlers section.

  <add path="Calculator.custom"
    type="Samples.Aspnet.SystemWebConfiguration.Calculator, CalculatorHandler"
    verb="GET" validate="false" />

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0