A brief how-to on providing user settings in your application.
First, if you want to provide defaults, you want to add the following to the application’s configuration:
Notice there are two levels of the <add> tag, one is ‘global’ settings, the other is segregated off in a named section.
Reading this information is along the following lines:
//reads the current user's settings UserSettingsSection settings = UserSettingsSection.UserSettings; //access a global setting: Assert.IsTrue(settings["a"] == "b"); //access a setting from within the section "c" if(settings.Sections["c"] != null) Assert.IsTrue(settings.Sections["c"]["x"] == "y");
To update the information you need to perform the following:
//Open the configuration Configuration cfg = ConfigurationManager.OpenExeConfiguration(ConfigurationUserLevel.PerUserRoamingAndLocal); UserSettingsSection settings = UserSettingsSection.UserSettingsFrom(cfg); //Push the settings in settings["a"] = "b"; settings.Sections["c"] = new UserSettingsSubSection(); settings.Sections["c"]["x"] = "y"; //save the configuration cfg.Save();