Hey, I just made the switch to VB.NET from VB6.0, and I see that there are properties on every control called Application Settings. Seems like they are a way to bind properties to a configuration file, to make certain settings persistent, right?
Even back in VB6.0 I was old-school about making my apps persistent, I would use INI files instead of the registry... I'll be darned if I'm going to bury important data in a place where nobody can ever edit it. Rolled my own little class to save/load all my required INI settings, it served me very well for a long time.
So before I invest a lot of time in learning, implementing, and evaluating Application Settings, does anybody have an opinion, are they worth a darn? Are the saved somewhere that makes sense, and editable? Do they have a real advantage over INI files?
Scoring high, hoping to split it among a few good perspectives. Thanks!