Extending User Settings and Options

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In Visual Studio there are two main ways to maintain user preferences. The Tools / Options pages allow users to set their own values for many different kinds of settings, both general and language-specific. User settings allow users to specify general Visual Studio configuration properties. For more information about options pages, see Options and Options Pages. For more information about user settings, see Support for User Settings.

Creating an Options Page
Explains how to create an options page.

Creating a Settings Category
Explains how to create a settings category.

Using the Settings Store
Explains how to use the settings store.

Getting Service Information from the Settings Store
Explains how to get the available services from the settings store.

Writing to the User Settings Store
Explains how to write to the user settings store.