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Config Reader Utility

Reshef Mann, one of the members of our devdiv released a nifty little utility for reading configuration files into easy to work-with type-safe interface.
Instead of trying to explain it - Here is the example from his Getting Started :

When you have .config file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<add key="MailNotificationSettings.SmtpServerAddress" value="http://localhost"/>
<add key="MailNotificationSettings.Username" value="user123"/>
<add key="MailNotificationSettings.Password" value="passwd123"/>

Define the following interface:

public interface IMailNotificationSettings
Uri SmtpServerAddress { get; }
string Username { get; }
string Password { get; }

And from your program use this code:

public static void Main()
ConfigurationReader configReader = new ConfigurationReader().SetupConfigOf<IMailNotificationSettings>();
IMailNotificationSettings mailNotificationSettings = configReader.ConfigBrowser.Get<IMailNotificationSettings>();
var mailNotificationService = new MailNotificationService(mailNotificationSettings);
//      Do the work..

The project is open sourced under the Apache 2.0 license- so feel free to use it

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