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    Configuration Management Application Block

    The Configuration Management Application Block is an easy to use mechanism through which you can read and write application configuration data.
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        The Configuration Management Application Block is an extensible framework that provides a simple and efficient mechanism through which to read and write application configuration data. Standard support is provided for the secure storage of configuration data in Microsoft SQL Server, the Windows registry, and XML files. However, the extensible architecture of the Configuration Management application Block enables you to securely store any type of application configuration data in any data store with minimal development effort.

        Important Information: A newer version of this application block has been released as a part of the patterns & practices Enterprise Library. The new version includes updated functionality based on customer feedback, as well as improved extensibility, ease of use, and consistency and integration with other blocks in Enterprise Library. The application block you have requested is still available for download but is now considered as an archive release.
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows Server 2003

        To run the Configuration Management Application Block, you need the following:
        - Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP Professional, or Windows Server 2003
        - Version 1.1 of the Microsoft .NET Framework and .NET Framework SDK
        - Visual Studio .NET 2003 (Recommended but not required)
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