CHAPTER 9Data Access
Since computers are designed to process data, it's a rare program that doesn't require some form of data access, whether it's reading a small configuration file or accessing a full-scale relational database management system. In this chapter, you will investigate the wide range of options that are available for data access in F#.
The System.Configuration Namespace
Whenever you execute any program written in any .NET language, the .NET runtime will automatically check whether a configuration file is available. This is a file with the same name as the executable plus the extension
.config that must be placed in the same directory as the executable, meaning the configuration file for
MyApp.exe would be
MyApp.exe.config. In ...