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add Element for namespaces for pages (ASP.NET Settings Schema)

Adds a namespace to the collection of namespaces that are used during pre-compilation.

This element is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

configuration Element (General Settings Schema)
  system.web Element (ASP.NET Settings Schema)
    pages Element (ASP.NET Settings Schema)
      namespaces Element for pages (ASP.NET Settings Schema)
        add Element for namespaces for pages (ASP.NET Settings Schema)
<add 
   namespace="namespace"
/>

The following sections describe attributes, child elements, and parent elements.

Attributes

Attribute

Description

namespace

Required attribute.

Specifies the namespace to use during pre-compilation; for example, "System.Web".

Inherited attributes

Optional attributes.

Attributes inherited by all section elements.

Child Elements

None.

Parent Elements

Element

Description

configuration

Specifies the required root element in every configuration file that is used by the common language runtime and the .NET Framework applications.

system.web

Specifies the root element for the ASP.NET configuration settings in a configuration file and contains configuration elements that configure ASP.NET Web applications and control how the applications behave.

pages

Defines page-specific configuration settings, such as global ASP.NET directives for pages and controls, that are within the scope of the configuration file.

namespaces

Defines a collection of import directives to use during assembly pre-compilation.

The add element adds a namespace to the collection of namespaces that are stored in the namspaces element.

The namespaces element defines a collection of import directives to use during assembly pre-compilation. This attribute corresponds to the @ Import directive on an ASP.NET page. The @ Import directive lets you specify namespaces that are automatically imported into all pages of an application.

Default Configuration

The following default namespaces element is configured in the root Web.config file.

<pages>
   <namespaces>
      <add namespace="System" />
      <add namespace="System.Collections" />
      <add namespace="System.Collections.Specialized" />
      <add namespace="System.Configuration" />
      <add namespace="System.Text" />
      <add namespace="System.Text.RegularExpressions" />
      <add namespace="System.Web" />
      <add namespace="System.Web.Caching" />
      <add namespace="System.Web.SessionState" />
      <add namespace="System.Web.Security" />
      <add namespace="System.Web.Profile" />
      <add namespace="System.Web.UI" />
      <add namespace="System.Web.UI.WebControls" />
      <add namespace="System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts" />
      <add namespace="System.Web.UI.HtmlControls" />
   </namespaces>
   <!-- Other elements -->
</pages>

Configuration section handler

PagesSection

Configuration member

Namespaces

Add

Configurable locations

Machine.config

Root-level Web.config

Application-level Web.config

Virtual or physical directory–level Web.config

Requirements

Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) version 5.0, 5.1, or 6.0

The .NET Framework version 2.0

Microsoft Visual Studio 2005

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