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
public final class HttpHandlersSection extends ConfigurationSection
public final class HttpHandlersSection extends ConfigurationSection
Not applicable.

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 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0