Here is a article talking about the ability to put some of your .config info in another config file when using asp.net
What I found most interesting is that it says that changing the otherFile.config will not reset your app.
I am guessing that it also means that it won’t find your new values until the app is reloaded, but if it DID find the new values w/o a reload that would be great.
<compilation debug=“false“ strict=“false“ explicit=“true“ />
I also wonder if you could have more than 1 appSettings external file.