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Hi all,

This is a very elementary question, but I'm a couple of days into this. Which web.config file should one store keys in? Keys to use within a Model/Controller? I see four different ones:

Project > Views > Web.config
Project > Web.config
Project > Web.config > Web.Debug.config
Project > Web.config > Web.Release.config

When testing with a key in the one located Project > Views, I don't get to see the key value using ConfigurationManager.AppSettings.Get("UserName");.


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The second is the projects default config, where the appsettings gets it's values.

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Thanks, but what is the point of the others then? I also tried WebConfigurationManager.AppSettings.Get("UserName"); thinking this might get it from a different web.config, but not the case. Can I assume that using the second web.config in my list is the standard file to use for storing keys to be used in models and controllers?

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@pritaeas, that was an interesting read indeed. Thanks for that.

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