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IPersistComponentSettings.SaveSettings Property

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

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

bool SaveSettings { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the control should automatically persist its state; otherwise, false.

If a control contains configuration data, it will typically persist this data in response to an explicit call to the SaveComponentSettings method or sometimes implicitly when the control's Dispose method is invoked. The SaveSettings property determines whether a control automatically persists its configuration data when it is disposed.

The default value of SaveSettings depends on the implementation of the control. The documentation for the control should indicate whether it uses application settings, what data is persisted, and what the default value of the SaveSettings property is.

The following code example shows the proper way for a control to check the value of the SaveSettings property before it attempts to automatically persist its configuration data.

protected override void Dispose( bool disposing ) {

if(disposing) {

try {

if (SaveSettings) {




finally {




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.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0