How to: Read Application Settings in Visual Basic
You can read a user setting by accessing the setting's property on the My.Settings object.
The My.Settings object exposes each setting as a property. The property name is the same as the setting name, and the property type is the same as the setting type. The setting's Scope indicates if the property is read-only; the property for an Application scope setting is read-only, while the property for a User scope setting is read-write. For more information, see My.Settings Object.
This example displays the value of the Nickname setting.