Loading WCF config (for server + client) from custom source (not standard XML)
I've been trying to find a way to load my WCF service configuration (that huge BLOB of XML config data) from an alternate source - not the standard web.config / app.config.
We're running in a restricted environment where we don't have access to the server's file system, and thus we cannot make tweaks and changes to our WCF configs ourselves - we always have to find IT managers to handle that. We've put our entire configuration into a sQL Server database and trimmed down the web.config basically to a section - that's it.
Now, we were wondering if there's a nice, documented way to do the same for WCF - is there a mechanism to plug in a "config provider" of sorts? Could we somehow store our config entries in a database table and feed them to the services as they start up?
I haven't been able to find any really useful and understandable documentation and samples on this..... any takers here?!?!
You can do this, it's a little bit of work though.
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