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Binding form location with application settings

Posted on 2009-04-14
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In VB2008 Express, I've added an application setting for MainFormLocation and in the form's application settings I've bound the location to MainFormLocation as described at http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/programming-and-development/?p=540
However, although the form loads at the co-ordinates set in the application settings MainFormLocation x/y settings, if I move the form and close it then the x/y settings don't save and change.

Any ideas please?
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by:oobayly
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You'll have to handle the LocationChanged event, then just update & save the settings
Private Sub Form_LocationChanged(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)
    My.Settings.Default.MainFormLocation = Me.Location
    My.Settings.Default.Save()
End Sub

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oobayly earned 500 total points
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Sorry, it's a little different from C#. I don't think Default is needed
    Private Sub Form1_LocationChanged(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.LocationChanged
        My.Settings.MainFormLocation = Me.Location
        My.Settings.Save()
    End Sub

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by:ncw
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Yes this works well, thanks!
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