IPersistComponentSettings Interface


Defines standard functionality for controls or libraries that store and retrieve application settings.

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

public interface IPersistComponentSettings


Gets or sets a value indicating whether the control should automatically persist its application settings properties.


Gets or sets the value of the application settings key for the current instance of the control.


Reads the control's application settings into their corresponding properties and updates the control's state.


Resets the control's application settings properties to their default values.


Persists the control's application settings properties.

Typically, you can add application settings support to an application by creating a settings wrapper class, which is derived from ApplicationSettingsBase, and then add special properties to this class. However, this approach does not sufficiently encapsulate application settings for a control so that its container is shielded from the details. The IPersistComponentSettings interface provides an application with a standard interface for communicating application settings state change requests to a control, component, or library module. Design-time tools also depend on this interface to properly manage controls and components.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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