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I am trying to implement custom configuration in my web apps.
In my web config I have added the following sections:
<configsections>
    <section name="SecurityConfiguration" type="EncryptStringTesting.CustomConfiguration, EncryptStringTesting" /> 
  </configsections>  
  <securityconfiguration>
      <stringencryptdecryptpassword value="" />
 </securityconfiguration>


I've add a new class CustomConfiguration with following code:
Inherits System.Configuration.ConfigurationSection
#Region " Properties "
    <configurationproperty("value",> _
  Public Property value() As String
        Get
            Return CStr(Me("value"))
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As String)
            Me("value") = value
        End Set
    End Property
    <configurationproperty("stringencryptdecryptpassword",>                          DefaultValue:="", _
                          IsRequired:=True, IsKey:=True)> _
   Public Property StringEncryptDecryptPassword() As String
        Get
            Return CStr(Me("StringEncryptDecryptPassword"))
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As String)
            Me("StringEncryptDecryptPassword") = value
        End Set
    End Property


In my web page I am try to retrive my custom values:
Dim config As New CustomConfiguration
        config = System.Configuration.ConfigurationManager.GetSection("SecurityConfiguration")
    
        Response.Write(config.StringEncryptDecryptPassword.ToString)

When I call System.Configuration.ConfigurationManager.GetSection("SecurityConfiguration") getting nothing. Could you tell me why?
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Aren't the names case sensitive? You specify "SecurityConfiguration" in the codebehind, but you called it "securityconfiguration" in the xml.
 
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Manfred Rudolf Bihy 13-Apr-11 16:03pm    
Added on OP' behalf:

I have changed to SecurityConfiguration in both places but still have the same issue
Manfred Rudolf Bihy 13-Apr-11 16:05pm    
Exactly! 5+
I think OP has the case wrong and the tag "stringencryptdecryptpassword" is most probably also camel cased.
Try putting the code in a try/catch block and see what exception is raised.

BTW, why do you need the value() property?
 
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