Using Configuration

RazorEngine supports configuration through the standard .NET configuration framework. This page discuss what can be configured.

Adding the configuration section.

To start using configuration, you need to add the configSection:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
        <section name="razorEngine" type="RazorEngine.Configuration.RazorEngineConfigurationSection, RazorEngine" requirePermission="false" />

The <razorEngine> element

The <razorEngine> element is the root of RazorEngine's configuration. The following attributes are supported:
Attribute Name Required? Default Purpose
activator false RazorEngine.Templating.DefaultActivator Sets the default IActivator type for RazorEngine
factory false RazorEngine.Compilation.DefaultCompilerServiceFactory Sets the ICompilerServiceFactory type for RazorEngine

The <razorEngine> element supports for the following elements:
Element Name Required? Default Purpose
namespaces false Defines the global namespace imports used for all templates
templateServices false Defines configurations for instances of TemplateService

An example configuration could be:
    <razorEngine activator="RazorEngineSamples.Activators.MySampleActivator, RazorEngineSamples"
                 factory="RazorEngine.Web.WebCompilerServiceFactory, RazorEngine.Web">
            <add namespace="System.Linq" />
            <add ...

Configuring TemplateService instances.

RazorEngine allows you to pre-configure instances of TemplateService which are then made available to your code. The <add> element supports the following attributes:
Attribute Name Required? Default Purpose
activator false RazorEngine.Templating.DefaultActivator Sets the activator type for the template service
language false CSharp Sets the code language that the template is to support. This is an enum value of CSharp, VisualBasic.
markupParser false System.Web.Razor.Parser.HtmlMarkupParser Sets the markup parser type for the template service. The default is HtmlMarkupParser
name true Sets the name of the template service.
namespaces false Sets the collection of namespaces imports for this template service.
strictMode false false Sets whether the template will run in strict mode - this will cause parsing exceptions to be thrown for invalid markup.
templateBase false Sets the template base type for this template service.

Accessing configured template services

Any template service configured through the <templateServices> element using the Razor.Services property. The Services property is an IDictionarty<string, TemplateService> instance using the configured name as the key.
            <add name="myCustomTemplateService" language="CSharp" />
var service = Razor.Services["myCustomTemplateService"];
string result = service.Parse("Hello @Model.Name", new { Name = "World" });

Setting the default TemplateService

You can change the default TemplateService instance by using the `default` attribute on the <templateServices> element:
        <templateServices default="myCustomTemplateService">
            <add name="myCustomTemplateService" ...

This will enforce that when using calls from the Razor static type, it will use your default template service. If you do not set the default template service, calls to the Razor type methods will use the internal configured default instance, which uses the C# code language and the HtmlMarkupParser.

Last edited Feb 11, 2011 at 8:49 AM by AntarisZX, version 1


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