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Interaction.SaveSetting Method

Saves or creates an application entry in the Windows registry. The My feature gives you greater productivity and performance in registry operations than SaveSetting. For more information, see My.Computer.Registry Object.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualBasic
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualBasic (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)

Public Shared Sub SaveSetting ( _
	AppName As String, _
	Section As String, _
	Key As String, _
	Setting As String _
Dim AppName As String 
Dim Section As String 
Dim Key As String 
Dim Setting As String 

Interaction.SaveSetting(AppName, Section, _
	Key, Setting)


Type: System.String

Required. String expression containing the name of the application or project to which the setting applies.

Type: System.String

Required. String expression containing the name of the section in which the key setting is being saved.

Type: System.String

Required. String expression containing the name of the key setting being saved.

Type: System.String

Required. Expression containing the value to which Key is being set.

For more detailed information, see the Visual Basic topic SaveSetting Function.

The SaveSetting function adds the key to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VB and VBA Program Settings.

If the key setting cannot be saved for any reason, an error occurs.

SaveSetting requires that a user be logged on since it operates under the HKEY_LOCAL_USER registry key, which is not active until a user logs on interactively.

Registry settings that are to be accessed from a non-interactive process (such as Mtx.exe) should be stored under either the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ or the HKEY_USER\DEFAULT\Software registry keys.

SaveSetting requires Write and Create Registry Permission.

The following example first uses the SaveSetting function to make entries in the Windows registry for the MyApp application, and then uses the DeleteSetting function to remove them.

' Place some settings in the registry.
SaveSetting("MyApp", "Startup", "Top", "75")
SaveSetting("MyApp","Startup", "Left", "50")
' Remove Startup section and all its settings from registry.
DeleteSetting ("MyApp", "Startup")
' Remove MyApp from the registry.
DeleteSetting ("MyApp")

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0