Let’s get the appSettings inside the web.config file to a separate file for better maintenance of the code.
Step 1: Open your web.config file.
Step 2: You will see your appSettings code in there
Step 3: Create a new config file in the project name “PrivateSettings.config” and add the settings code you want to keep there.
Step 4: Add the path to your extra appSettings file to the web.config appSettings tag
Step 5: Run your application normally.
Above I mentioned “extra” because it will not neglect the settings added in the web.config but will just also consider one in the new file “PrivateSettings.config”.
Why we did this?
- Separate code helps better maintenance of the code.
- Easy change of the connection to database when hosting.
- Maintain separate files for development and deployment environment.
These are just some options you can do more.