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ApplicationSettingsBase.Reload Method

Refreshes the application settings property values from persistent storage.

Namespace: System.Configuration
Assembly: System (in system.dll)

public void Reload ()
public void Reload ()
public function Reload ()
Not applicable.

The Reload method clears the currently cached property values, causing a reload of these values from persistent storage when they are subsequently accessed. This method performs the following actions:

  • It clears the currently cached properties by clearing the collection represented by the PropertyValues property.

  • It raises the PropertyChanged event for every member of the Properties collection.

Reload contrasts with Reset in that the former will load the last set of saved application settings values, whereas the latter will load the saved default values.

The following code example shows the Reload method being invoked in the body of the Click event handler for a button named btnReload. As a result of this call, the currently stored values for the application settings are reloaded into their corresponding properties. The full code example is listed in the ApplicationSettingsBase class overview.

private void btnReload_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)

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

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0