LP13 LP13 - 1 month ago 15x
C# Question

How do i access Configuration in any class in ASP.NET Core?

I have gone through configuration documentation on ASP.NET core. Documentation says you can access configuration from anywhere in the application.

Below is Startup.cs created by template

public class Startup
public Startup(IHostingEnvironment env)
var builder = new ConfigurationBuilder()
.AddJsonFile("appsettings.json", optional: true, reloadOnChange: true)
.AddJsonFile($"appsettings.{env.EnvironmentName}.json", optional: true);

if (env.IsEnvironment("Development"))
// This will push telemetry data through Application Insights pipeline faster, allowing you to view results immediately.
builder.AddApplicationInsightsSettings(developerMode: true);

Configuration = builder.Build();

public IConfigurationRoot Configuration { get; }

// This method gets called by the runtime. Use this method to add services to the container
public void ConfigureServices(IServiceCollection services)
// Add framework services.


// This method gets called by the runtime. Use this method to configure the HTTP request pipeline
public void Configure(IApplicationBuilder app, IHostingEnvironment env, ILoggerFactory loggerFactory)




So in
we configure all the settings, Startup.cs also has a property named

What I'm not able to understand how do you access this configuration in controller or anywhere in the application? MS is recommending to use options pattern but I have only 4-5 key-value pairs so I would like not to use options pattern. I just wanted to have access to Configuration in application. How do I inject it in any class?


It's just as easy as adding the IConfiguration instance to the service collection as a singleton object in ConfigureServices:

public void ConfigureServices(IServiceCollection services)

   // ...

Where Configuration is the instance in your Startup class.

This allows you to inject IConfiguration in any controller or service:

public class HomeController
   public HomeController(IConfiguration configuration)
      // Use IConfiguration instance