Best way to store configuration details?
Posted on 2008-11-03
So I have a windows application (C# .NET VS2008) where i put my configuration values into Settings like so...(Solution's View -> Your Project name -> Properties -> settings.Settings - which seemed like the right thing to do. But, what i was really looking for was a way to change application settings easily without needing to recompile and without having to put controls in to the application itself to allows them to be changed (the program runs silently and so putting controls in to allow changes to config values via the application itself is not really practical). I was expecting to see something like a app.config file (like i see when i develop a web service) get written to the installation directory of the application after i install it (or perhaps it is there - but i just don't know where to look?)