Jahangir Jahangir - 28 days ago 8x
C# Question

Configuration error c# App config

I am writing a console application for moving integration file from Shared drive to the linux server using C#.New application works fine and doing its job, recently I have decided to use configuration file save attributes like filepath.

Since I have started using the configuration file I am getting an error "Configuration system failed to initialize" with no further detail. Below is the text from my configuration file

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>

<Add key="UserName" value="my username" />
<Add key="HostName" value="Ip Add" />
<Add key="Password" value="MyPassword" />
<Add key="SshHostKeyFingerprint" value=" code" />
<Add key="sourcepath" value="file path" />
<Add key="destinationpath" value="file path" />
<Add key="MagentoDestinationpath" value="file path" />
<Add key="filestomove" value="*.csv" />
<Add key="Logfilepath" value="file path" />


I have commented out all code apart from below line to trouble shoot

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using WinSCP;
using System.Threading;
using System.IO;
Using System.Configuration;
using System.Collections.Specialized;
namespace Magentogiftcard
class Program
static void Main(string[] args)


string Host = ConfigurationManager.AppSettings.Get("UserName");




But still getting this issue. I will appriciate any help.

Jahangir Khizer


The appSettings element and it's child elements are case sensitive so <Appsettings> and <Add… are causing the error.

Change them to

    <add key="destinationpath" value="file path" />

Intellisense illustrates this:

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