Updated: July 20, 2015
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Provides properties and methods for accessing the application's settings.
My.Settings object provides access to the application's settings and allows you to dynamically store and retrieve property settings and other information for your application. For more information, see Managing Application Settings (.NET).
The properties of the
My.Settings object provide access to your application's settings. To add or remove settings, use the Settings Designer.
Each setting has a Name, Type, Scope, and Value, and these settings determine how the property to access each setting appears in the
Name determines the name of the property.
Type determines the type of the property.
Scope indicates if the property is read-only. If the value is Application, the property is read-only; if the value is User, the property is read-write.
Value is the default value of the property.
|Reloads the user settings from the last saved values.|
|Saves the current user settings.|
My.Settings object also provides advanced properties and methods, inherited from the ApplicationSettingsBase class.
The following table lists examples of tasks involving the
|Read an application setting||How to: Read Application Settings in Visual Basic|
|Change a user setting||How to: Change User Settings in Visual Basic|
|Persist user settings||How to: Persist User Settings in Visual Basic|
|Create a property grid for user settings||How to: Create Property Grids for User Settings in Visual Basic|
This example displays the value of the
For this example to work, your application must have a
Nickname setting, of type
How to: Read Application Settings in Visual Basic
How to: Change User Settings in Visual Basic
How to: Persist User Settings in Visual Basic
How to: Create Property Grids for User Settings in Visual Basic
Managing Application Settings (.NET)