Accessing Application Settings (Visual Basic)

This section contains topics describing the My.Settings object and the tasks it enables you to accomplish.


The properties of the My.Settings object provide access to your application's settings. To add or remove settings, use the Project Designer. For more information, see How to: Add or Remove Application Settings.

The methods of the My.Settings object allow you to save the current user settings or revert the user settings to the last saved values.


The following table lists examples showing how to access an application's forms.



Update the value of a user setting

How to: Change User Settings in Visual Basic

Display application and user settings in a property grid

How to: Create Property Grids for User Settings in Visual Basic

Save updated user setting values

How to: Persist User Settings in Visual Basic

Determine the values of user settings

How to: Read Application Settings in Visual Basic

See Also


How To: Read Settings at Run Time With C#

How To: Write User Settings at Run Time with C#


My.Settings Object


Application Settings

Other Resources

Managing Application Settings