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.NET 6.0+

XafApplication.Setup(String, String, String[], ISecurityStrategyBase) Method

Initializes the newly created XafApplication class instance.

Namespace: DevExpress.ExpressApp

Assembly: DevExpress.ExpressApp.v24.1.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.ExpressApp


public void Setup(
    string applicationName,
    string connectionString,
    string[] moduleAssemblies,
    ISecurityStrategyBase security


Name Type Description
applicationName String

A string value that is the application’s name. This value is assigned to the XafApplication.ApplicationName property.

connectionString String

A string value that is the application’s connection string. This value is used to create an Object Space Provider and initialize the XafApplication.ObjectSpaceProvider property.

moduleAssemblies String[]

An array of string values that are the names of modules to be used in the application. These modules are added to the module list of the application’s Modules Manager.

security ISecurityStrategyBase

The ISecurityStrategyBase object that is the Security System Overview that will be used in the application.


The Setup() method overload is automatically called in the Main or Session_Start method after creating the WinApplication or WebApplication object. Leave this method to initialize the application’s settings with the default values and the values set via the Application Designer. To set custom values for the XafApplication.ApplicationName, XafApplication.Security and XafApplication.ConnectionString properties and add additional modules to the XafApplication.Modules list, call this method overload instead. If you do not need to override the default values of one of the properties, pass Sting.Empty or null (Nothing in VB).

To create an Object Space Provider, use a custom DataLayer or connection string. To get the connection string, use the XafApplication.ConnectionString property.

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