Microsoft.Extensions.Configuration 8.0.0

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dotnet add package Microsoft.Extensions.Configuration --version 8.0.0                
NuGet\Install-Package Microsoft.Extensions.Configuration -Version 8.0.0                
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="Microsoft.Extensions.Configuration" Version="8.0.0" />                
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add Microsoft.Extensions.Configuration --version 8.0.0                
#r "nuget: Microsoft.Extensions.Configuration, 8.0.0"                
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install Microsoft.Extensions.Configuration as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=Microsoft.Extensions.Configuration&version=8.0.0

// Install Microsoft.Extensions.Configuration as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=Microsoft.Extensions.Configuration&version=8.0.0                

About

Microsoft.Extensions.Configuration is combined with a core configuration abstraction under Microsoft.Extensions.Configuration.Abstractions that allows for building different kinds of configuration providers to retrieve key/value pair configuration values from in the form of IConfiguration. There are a number of built-in configuration provider implementations to read from environment variables, in-memory collections, JSON, INI or XML files. Aside from the built-in variations, there are more shipped libraries shipped by community for integration with various configuration service and other data sources.

Key Features

  • In-memory configuration provider
  • Chained configuration provider for chaining multiple confiugration providers together.
  • Base types that implement configuration abstraction interfaces that can be used when implementing other configuration providers.

How to Use

using Microsoft.Extensions.Configuration;

var configurationBuilder = new ConfigurationBuilder();

configurationBuilder.AddInMemoryCollection(
    new Dictionary<string, string?>
    {
        ["Setting1"] = "value",
        ["MyOptions:Enabled"] = bool.TrueString,
    });

configurationBuilder.AddInMemoryCollection(
    new Dictionary<string, string?>
    {
        ["Setting2"] = "value2",
        ["MyOptions:Enabled"] = bool.FalseString,
    });

var config = configurationBuilder.Build();

// note case-insensitive
Console.WriteLine(config["setting1"]);
Console.WriteLine(config["setting2"]);

// note last in wins
Console.WriteLine(config["MyOptions:Enabled"]);

Main Types

The main types provided by this library are:

  • Microsoft.Extensions.Configuration.ConfigurationBuilder
  • Microsoft.Extensions.Configuration.ConfigurationManager
  • Microsoft.Extensions.Configuration.ConfigurationRoot
  • Microsoft.Extensions.Configuration.ConfigurationSection

Additional Documentation

Feedback & Contributing

Microsoft.Extensions.Configuration is released as open source under the MIT license. Bug reports and contributions are welcome at the GitHub repository.

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Microsoft.Extensions.Configuration.FileExtensions

Provides a base class for file-based configuration providers used with Microsoft.Extensions.Configuration and extension methods for configuring them.

Microsoft.Extensions.Configuration.Json

JSON configuration provider implementation for Microsoft.Extensions.Configuration. This package enables you to read your application's settings from a JSON file. You can use JsonConfigurationExtensions.AddJsonFile extension method on IConfigurationBuilder to add the JSON configuration provider to the configuration builder.

Microsoft.Extensions.Configuration.EnvironmentVariables

Environment variables configuration provider implementation for Microsoft.Extensions.Configuration. This package enables you to read configuration parameters from environment variables. You can use EnvironmentVariablesExtensions.AddEnvironmentVariables extension method on IConfigurationBuilder to add the environment variables configuration provider to the configuration builder.

Microsoft.Extensions.Logging.Configuration

Configuration support for Microsoft.Extensions.Logging.

Microsoft.Extensions.Configuration.CommandLine

Command line configuration provider implementation for Microsoft.Extensions.Configuration. This package enables you to read configuration parameters from the command line arguments of your application. You can use CommandLineConfigurationExtensions.AddCommandLine extension method on IConfigurationBuilder to add the command line configuration provider to the configuration builder.

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