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Last updated: Mar 25 2013

EPiServer CMS settings are accessed through the use of a configuration class. All settings are typed members of this class which gives the added benefit of being able to access all settings through intellisense. The class responsible for serving site settings is EPiServer.Configuration.Settings.Instance, defined as:

public static Settings Instance

To locate the settings for a specific site in episerver.config, scroll down to the <EPiServer> section and find the <sites> element collection. Accessing the settings through the use of the Instance property will list settings for the current site.

Here follows a sample of how to read and present site settings by using EPiServer.Configuration.Settings.Instance.

Note that reading the EPiServer CMS settings programmatically will slow the website down.

Code-behind in SiteSettingsPage.aspx.cs

using System;
using System.Text;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Reflection;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.Web.UI.HtmlControls;
using EPiServer;
using EPiServer.Core;
using EPiServer.DataAbstraction;
using EPiServer.Web.WebControls;

using EPiServer.Configuration;

namespace CodeSamples
    public partial class SiteSettingsPage : EPiServer.TemplatePage
        protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
            lblWasteBasket.Text = Settings.Instance.PageWastebasketId.ToString();
            lblSiteURL.Text = Settings.Instance.SiteUrl.ToString();
            lblUIUrl.Text = Settings.Instance.UIUrl.ToString();

            // To read custom settings from the <appSettings> block in web.config
            // use code similar to:
            string customSetting = System.Web.Configuration.WebConfigurationManager.AppSettings["myCustomSetting"];

Markup in SiteSettingsPage.aspx

<table cellspacing="4" border="1">
        <td>WasteBasket ID</td>
        <td><asp:label id="lblWasteBasket"  runat="server" text="Label" /></td>
        <td>The URL of the site</td>
        <td><asp:label id="lblSiteURL"  runat="server" text="Label" /></td>
        <td>The UI URL</td>
        <td><asp:Label id="lblUIUrl" runat="server" /></td>

The output from this code should resemble the following:

WasteBasketID 2
The URL of the site http://localhost:6666/EPiServerTest/
The UI URL http://localhost:6666/EpiServerTest/ui/

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