This documentation is archived and is not being maintained.

HttpModulesSection Class

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

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

public sealed class HttpModulesSection : ConfigurationSection

The HttpModulesSection class provides a way to programmatically access and modify the httpModules section of a configuration file.

This type is part of a group that includes the HttpModuleAction and the HttpModuleActionCollection types.


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

How to: Create and Configure an HTTP ModuleConfiguring ASP .NET Web Applications
How to: Create and Configure an HTTP ModuleConfiguring ASP .NET Web Applications

This example demonstrates how to specify values declaratively for attributes of the add element within the httpModules section, which can also be accessed as members of the HttpModulesSection class.

The following configuration file example shows how to specify values declaratively for the httpModules Element (ASP.NET Settings Schema) section.

    <add name="TimerModule" 
      type="Samples.Aspnet.Configuration.RequestTimeInterval, RequestTimeInterval Version=1.0.1557.23158, Culture=neutral,
      PublicKeyToken=7bfb33146a87b52e, processorArchitecture=MSIL"/>

The following code example demonstrates how to use the HttpModulesSection class.

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

// Get the HttpModulesSection.
HttpModulesSection httpModulesSection = (HttpModulesSection) configuration.GetSection("system.web/httpModules");

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