Difference between Web.Config and Machine.Config File

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Published on 2011-09-25T10:04:00.001-07:00 Indexed on 2011/11/11 18:23 UTC
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Two types of configuration files supported by ASP.Net.
Configuration files are used to control and manage the behavior of a web application.

i) Machine.config
ii)Web.config

Difference between Machine.Config and Web.Config
Machine.Config:
i) This is automatically installed when you install Visual Studio. Net.
ii) This is also called machine level configuration file.
iii)Only one machine.config file exists on a server.
iv) This file is at the highest level in the configuration hierarchy.

Web.Config:
i) This is automatically created when you create an ASP.Net web application project.
ii) This is also called application level configuration file.
iii)This file inherits setting from the machine.config


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