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Login Dialog Box, Settings Page, Project Designer

Visual Studio 2008

Client application services enable your Windows-based applications to access application settings stored in an ASP.NET AJAX profile service. You can use the Settings page in the Project Designer to load Web settings property data configured for use by either authenticated users or anonymous users. This property data includes property names and default values. When you load the Web settings, the properties are added to your project's Settings class (accessed as Properties.Settings.Default in C# and My.Settings in Visual Basic). For more information about the Web settings service, see Client Application Services Overview. For more information about application settings, see Application Settings Overview.

The Login dialog box appears when you click Load Web Settings on the Settings page in the Project Designer. Use the Login dialog box with valid credentials to load Web settings configured for use by all authenticated users. (This requires a valid authentication service location, which you can specify on the Services page of the Project Designer.) Skip authentication to load Web settings configured for use by all anonymous users. You can specify the Web settings and authentication service locations on the Services page. For more information about the Services page, see Services Page, Project Designer.

To open the Login dialog box, select a project node in Solution Explorer, and then on the Project menu, click Properties. When the Project Designer appears, click the Settings tab, and then click the Load Web Settings button. This button will be disabled until you specify a Web settings service location on the Services page.

How to: Configure Client Application Services

How to: Access User Settings with Client Application Services.

Authentication service location

Indicates the location of the authentication service. To modify this value, use the Services page of the Project Designer.

Username

Specify the user name of a valid user to retrieve Web settings configured for use by authenticated users. Leave this value blank to skip authentication and retrieve settings configured for use by anonymous users.

Password

Specify the password for the given user name to retrieve Web settings for authenticated users. Leave this value blank to skip authentication and retrieve settings for anonymous users.

Log In

Click to validate the specified user and load Web settings for authenticated users.

Skip Login

Click to skip authentication and load Web settings for anonymous users.

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