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I have a c# program that I want to store configurations in a file and have my program read it. What would a coding look like for something like this?
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by:joechina
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Which version of .net are you using?

Here is a simple example:
// C#
NameValueCollection AllAppSettings = ConfigurationManager.AppSettings;
Console.WriteLine(AllAppSettings["ApplicationName"]);

Put the following in your App.Config file
<appSettings>
<add key="ApplicationName" value="Demo Application"/>
<add key="ApplicationVersion" value="2.0.0.1"/>
<add key="UserFirstName" value="John"/>
<add key="UserLastName" value="Public"/>
</appSettings>

More detail please see System.configuration namespace

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.configuration.configurationmanager.aspx

The other option is to use new project settings feature in VS2005. (VS generates a set of class to manage settings)
Example
http://www.codeproject.com/vb/net/appsettings2005.asp
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I am using 2005.

Please explain how I can do this. What I want is a stand alone file that is in the same directory as the exe so that I could go into and change the settings versus having to go into the code and recompile.

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Right click your project and click Add --> new item...
From the list, select Application Configuration File.
Now you will have a App.config file in your project. Open it, and add
<appSettings>
     <add key="YourKey" value="Your Key Value"/>
</appSettings>
With <configuration> item.

Right click references in your project and click Add reference,
select System.configuration from the .NET page.

In you code, add
using System.Configuration;

Now in the code, you can use

ConfigurationManager.AppSettings["YourKey"] to get the value "Your Key Value".

Good Luck
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