How can I get around the problem "The name 'ConfigurationManager' does not exist in the current context"?

c# configurationmanager entity-framework linq

Question

I am using VS2008. I have a project connect with a database and the connection string is read from App.config via ConfigurationManager. We are using L2E.

Now I added a helper project, AndeDataViewer, to have a simple UI to display data from the database for testing/verification purpose.

I don't want to create another set of Entity Data Model in the helper project. I just added all related files as a link in the new helper project.

When I compile, I got the following error:

Error   15  The name 'ConfigurationManager' does not exist in the current context   C:\workspace\SystemSoftware\SystemSoftware\src\systeminfo\RuntimeInfo.cs    24  40  AndeDataViewer

I think I may need to add another project setting/config related file's link to the helper project from the main project? There is no App.config file in the new helper project. But it looks I cannot add that file's link to the helper project. Any ideas?

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4/30/2010 2:55:05 PM

Accepted Answer

In your project, right-click, Add Reference... In the .NET tab, find the "System.Configuration" component name and click OK.

"using System.Configuration" tells the compiler/IntelliSense to search in that namespace for any classes you use. Otherwise you would have to use the full name (System.Configuration.ConfigurationManager) every time. But if you don't add the reference, that namespace/class will not be found anywhere.

Note that a DLL can have any namespace, so the file System.Configuration.dll could in theory have the namespace "Some.Random.Name". For clarity/consistency they're usually the same, but there are exceptions.

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4/30/2010 3:07:39 PM

Popular Answer

In case you get are trying to access the cloud configuration file in your Azure Cloud service and get the error

CloudConfigurationManager does not exist in the current context

on CloudConfigurationManager class, then all you need to do is add the nuget package Microsoft.WindowsAzure.ConfigurationManager to your project.

And then, make sure you include the using statement "using Microsoft.Azure" in the class where you’re trying to access the cloud configuration file.

Hope this helps!!



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