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ASP.NET 1.1 – Appsettings in Web.config

It's great to be able to put settings in the Web.Config file for my ASP.NET projects. The problem for me, though, is that when I use System.Configuration.ConfigurationSettings.AppSettings(name) to return a setting that doesn't exist in the file, an empty string ("") is returned, when ideally I would like an exception to let me know that something is missing or mispelled in my config file (or application code). Read more →