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Saving Settings

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21 Jun 2010CPOL
Saving a form's settings
The aim is to get the properties of the Form and the controls in it and save it to a string called frmstring.
'Global Declaration
Dim frmstring as String
'The code below can be in any subroutine
 Dim frm As Assembly = Assembly.LoadFile(Application.ExecutablePath)
        For Each s As Type In frm.GetTypes
            frmstring = frmstring & frm.GetName.FullName
            For Each m As PropertyInfo In s.GetProperties
                    frmstring = frmstring & (m.Name & " : " & m.GetValue(Me, Nothing)) & vbCrLf
'm.Name is the property name. m.GetValue gets the value of that property of Me(The form)
                Catch ex As Exception

                End Try


            frmstring = frmstring & "------------------------" & vbCrLf

        For Each ctrl As Control In Me.Controls
            frmstring = frmstring & ctrl.Name & vbCrLf
            Dim z = ctrl.GetType()
'This is for enumerating the properties of that control.
            For Each n As PropertyInfo In z.GetProperties
                    frmstring = frmstring & (n.Name) & " : " & n.GetValue(ctrl, Nothing).ToString & vbCrLf
'n.Name is the property name of the control. n.getvalue returns the value of that property of ctrl(the current control in the form's control list)
                Catch ex As Exception

                End Try




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GeneralMy reason for a vote of 2 1. You trap for errors and do no... Pin
Simon_Whale14-Jul-10 1:08
Simon_Whale14-Jul-10 1:08 
GeneralReason for my vote of 2 you saved the FullName of the type a... Pin
William Winner21-Jun-10 11:05
William Winner21-Jun-10 11:05 
GeneralRestoring is simple. Scan the string line by line. Check i... Pin
Anshul R15-Jun-10 17:25
Anshul R15-Jun-10 17:25 
GeneralReason for my vote of 2 1) Global vars = bad! 2) What are y... Pin
Johnny J.14-Jun-10 20:22
professionalJohnny J.14-Jun-10 20:22 

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