Applicaton Settings Disappearing

I am working in VB.Net using application settings to store preferences rather than an INI file or the registry. I defined all of the settings in Visual Studio under project properties and settings. All of the settings are user in scope. This works well most of the times, but on occasion the settings disappear. I haven’t been able to put a finger on what I do to erase them.

Two questions:
1)      What am I doing wrong and how do I fix it?
2)      Is there something other than settings that I should be using?

Thanks
Randy
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Joel CoehoornDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
Do you have it set to save settings automatically on exit, or do you call my.settings.save?
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randymillerAuthor Commented:
Yes, that part isn't a problem. I can exit and launch the program several times with no problems, then when I go in they are all blank. It isn't tht they didn't get updated, but that they got wipped out.

The vast majority of my experiense is in the debug environment, could the config file be deleted or moved?
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randymillerAuthor Commented:
I am not sure, but it may happen when I publish.

Randy
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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
It is a fact then when you publish, you loose your user's settings. Search for "CallUpgrade" from http://www.emoreau.com/Entries/Articles/2007/03/AppSettings-revisited.aspx for a workaround
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