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OutputCacheProfile Class

Configures the output cache profile that can be used by the application pages. This class cannot be inherited.

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

public sealed class OutputCacheProfile : ConfigurationElement

The OutputCacheProfile class provides a way to programmatically access and modify the add element of the outputCacheProfiles section in the caching section of a configuration file.

The OutputCacheProfile object centralizes frequently used configuration settings such as dependencies, cache location, and cache expiration time, eliminating the need to specify them on every page.

The OutputCacheProfile can be applied to a page using the CacheProfile attribute of the @ OutputCache directive.


The @ OutputCache directive can override all the settings contained by an OutputCacheProfile object except for the Enabled attribute. This is to enable or disable the OutputCacheProfile without having to modify the directives in all the pages that might have overridden it.

The CacheDependency class monitors the dependencies so that when any cached item changes, the cached item will be automatically removed.

The following code example shows how to use the OutputCacheProfiles collection to access its OutputCacheProfile objects.

  // Get the Web application configuration.
  System.Configuration.Configuration webConfig =

 // Get the section.

  string configPath = 
  System.Web.Configuration.OutputCacheSettingsSection outputCacheSettings =

// Get the profile at zero index.
System.Web.Configuration.OutputCacheProfile outputCacheProfile = 


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