Preference File

I am new to vb6 and I want to create a .dat file to read & write to for preferences on my application, such as database location and others. if someone could point me in the right direction I would appreciate it.
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PryratesCommented:
if you really mean VB6 (NOT vb.net) you can have a look here:
http://www.freevbcode.com/ShowCode.asp?ID=5390
or
http://www.freevbcode.com/ShowCode.asp?ID=4578
It is a library to read and write INI files - that is was a common way to store configuration data these times.


If you area actually talking about vb.net you will find your answer here:
http://visualbasic.about.com/od/usingvbnet/a/appsettings_2.htm
http://www.codeproject.com/KB/vb/appsettings2005.aspx

you might want to dig in a little deeper, because the settings-files contain special areas to store database information and separate them from the other settings:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/a65txexh%28v=vs.80%29.aspx
http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-5779516.html


hope that helps

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hahjoelAuthor Commented:
thank you, this helped a lot
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