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How can I store a value in a program

Let's say I want to have a user install a path e:\somefolder for use in my vb program...  Without writing an outside config file is there a way to store the value in the program permanently, or until it is changed again?
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John Gates, CISSP
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John Gates, CISSP
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ShauliCommented:
You can use the registry, like this:

To save in the registry:
SaveSetting your app name", "Startup", "dbPath", yourNewValue

To read from the registry:
Dim myValue as Variant
myValue  = GetSetting("your app name", "Startup", "dbPath", "your default value")

where default value is in affect when the key is not yet there, as in first installation.

These keys are stored at  HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > VB And VBA Program Settings > your appname

Keep in mind that these values are PER USER on the local machine.

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ajexpertCommented:
Hi dimante,
  The other way is to store the path in INI file.  When the program is first loaded it first reads the INI file.  You have the flexibilty to change the path in INI file.  Just open the file and change the path.

  Hope this helps.
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John Gates, CISSPSecurity ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
Thank you!  That does it :-)
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dancebertCommented:
No, at least not in a pure VB solution.

What would storing the info inside a program file accomplish?  What is the real problem you're trying to solve?  There are several ways to store data in a seperate file.  Each has it's pros and cons.  If we knew why you wanted to store it inside the program file, we could help you pick one of the alternatives that will solve your problem.
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