ApplicationSettingsBase.Upgrade Method

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Updates application settings to reflect a more recent installation of the application.

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

public virtual void Upgrade ()
public void Upgrade ()
public function Upgrade ()

The Upgrade method performs two actions to assure smooth transition to a new version of an application:

You can override the default behavior of Upgrade to implement custom upgrading or merging behavior. Use the GetPreviousVersion method to retrieve individual values for a setting for the previous version of the application. Examples of custom upgrade behavior include:

  • Using new policy defaults that override one or more of the previous user-specified values or previous defaults.

  • Special translation of old values to be compatible with newer ranges, a different settings property group, and so on.

Windows 98, Windows 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0