ASP.NET 5 Configuration

I am currently researching the new ASP.NET 5 configuration system. Microsoft has re-architected it to provide the following features.

  • Strongly typed classes for configuration values
  • Automatic type conversion from configuration store to class properties
  • Default values for configuration values
  • Optional encryption of individual keys using the user secrets store
  • Support for multiple configuration objects simultaneously
  • Support for multiple environments (development, staging, production)
  • Support for environment variables

My company currently uses an internally built configuration library that offers many of these features, but I am happy to see that we can probably retire our library and use the existing config system in ASP.NET 5 now.

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