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Pretty good article on MSDN regarding using user settings in C#.  It sounds like it was written for those of you with "My" namespace envy from Visual Basic.

The .NET Framework 2.0 allows you to create and access values that are persisted between application execution sessions. These values are called settings. Settings can represent user preferences, or valuable information the application needs to use. For example, you might create a series of settings that store user preferences for the color scheme of an application. Or you might store the connection string that specifies a database that your application uses. Settings allow you to both persist information that is critical to the application outside of the code, and to create profiles that store the preferences of individual users.

While Visual Basic 2005 has provided an easily discoverable mechanism for accessing settings using the My namespace, there is no analogous namespace in Visual C# 2005, and thus settings are somewhat more difficult to access. Nonetheless, C# users can still use settings by accessing the Properties namespace. In the course of this article, you will learn the difference between application and user settings, how to create new settings at design time, how to access settings at run time, and even how to incorporate multiple sets of settings into your application.

Posted on Friday, October 13, 2006 10:34 AM .NET Development | Back to top

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