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Resetting default value of text box at runtime – VB.Net, Visual Studio 2003, Windows Applications.

Posted on 2007-04-06
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Hello

I’d like to have a user open my .exe Windows Application, type some text in a text box, hit a button which makes this text it’s default the next time the user opens the applications.

Is this possible without storing the default text in a text file?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks.
Iain
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You can store it in the AppSettings...

See: http://www.codeproject.com/netcf/cConfig.asp
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by:r1937
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I'm not sure about VB2003
however In VS2005 you can double click "My Project" and in settings, type in the setting name, type and scope (per user or for all users).

To access/set these values:

My.Settings.MySetting = "Test Value"

These will be saved when the application closes if save my setings on shutdown is checked or use
My.Settings.Save
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by:r1937
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Or use registry to save application.

Imports Microsoft.Win32
to open----------
        Dim RegKey As RegistryKey
        Try
            RegKey = Registry.CurrentUser.OpenSubKey("SOFTWARE\MyAppName", True)
            txtName.Text = RegKey.GetValue("Name")
            txtAddress.Text = RegKey.GetValue("Address")
            txtTelNo.Text = RegKey.GetValue("TelNo")
        Catch
            'No Registry Entries
        End Try
to save----------
           Try
                RegKey = Registry.CurrentUser.OpenSubKey("SOFTWARE", True)
                RegKey.CreateSubKey("MyAppName")
                RegKey = Registry.CurrentUser.OpenSubKey("SOFTWARE\MyAppName", True)
                RegKey.SetValue("Name", txtName.Text)
                RegKey.SetValue("Address", txtAddress.Text)
                RegKey.SetValue("TelNo", txtTelNo.Text)
            Catch
                MsgBox("Error")
            End Try
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by:IainTheVBALearner
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What a palava....thanks for the comments!
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