Use the second-level cache

Caching is used frequently; rarely updated data can greatly improve the performance of websites and other high traffic applications. In this recipe, we'll configure NHibernate's cache, just as we would for a typical public facing website.

Getting ready

Complete the Getting Ready instructions at the beginning of Chapter 4, Queries.

How to do it...

  1. Add a reference to NHibernate.Caches.SysCache using NuGet Package manager console.
  2. Open or create a new App.config file in the project.
  3. In the configSections element, declare a section for the cache configuration:
    <section name="syscache"
    type="NHibernate.Caches.SysCache.SysCacheSectionHandler, 
    NHibernate.Caches.SysCache" />
  4. Add the syscache section:
    <syscache> <cache region="hourly" ...

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