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save properties setting at runtime

Having trouble saving setting value. I created a Settings.settings file in my C# project and would like to save a variable to that file. I looked at the example at MSDN:

To Write and Persist User Settings at Run Time
Access the user setting and assign it a new value, as shown in the following example:
Properties.Settings.Default.myColor = Color.AliceBlue;

My code:
Properties.Settings.Default.apiCallsCalled = 1000;

I get an error saying '=' is an invalid token in class, struct, interface or member declaration. Can someone tell me what's wrong?

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Set it within your form load or init section. Also, do not forget to call the Save() method, your settings will not automatically persist.
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