Defines standard functionality for controls or libraries that store and retrieve application settings.
Assembly: System (in System.dll)
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 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.
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.