# asp.net – .vs\config\applicationhost.config in source control

## The Question :

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Visual Studio 2015 adds a file named .vs\config\applicationhost.config to the root of a solution when an ASP.NET Web application project is created.

Should this file be checked in to source control or should it be ignored (so that each user will have their own local copy)?

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However, there are cases where you want to persist some config on your applicationhost.config file such as registering FQDN as explained here.

For this type of config, you want to use the global application host file where you can persist your changes.

In a classic Web Application project (where you have .csproj file), you need to set the UseGlobalApplicationHostFile property to true inside the .csproj file:

<UseGlobalApplicationHostFile>True</UseGlobalApplicationHostFile>



VS 2015 honors this and uses the global application host file. However, there is no way to tell ASP.NET 5 projects to look for this today as far as I know.