Vb.net Setting, what happen with new releases?

Hi All

I have a Vb.net CRM program that store and look after customer data/billing system, which I'm developing everyday.

Now im think of using the build in user setting of VB.net, but as im developing and releasing new version of the software (almost weekly) how will the XML setting file deal with it? in the sentace what if i add new setting. Will it just clear off the old setting, or just magical sort it self out?

Any advice would be great

Cheers

Matt

 
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Matb396Author Commented:
What might help is how i publish new releases,

The program is store as exe file on the server and when there's an update this overwritten.
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CodeCruiserCommented:
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Matb396Author Commented:
No, and would rather i didn't just keep thing simple....

It said on your like it merges these setting, is there a way to set vb.net to do this automatic or do i have to write code to do so? also i would prefer if the setting would stored on the server not the local machine so that staff and use the same setting between there work computer and there remote computer e.g. laptop/ home computer.
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nepaluzCommented:
If you areusing click once, then the settings will be upgraded automatically.
If you are not using click once, then you will have to manually upgrade the settings, typically by implementing a routine that utilizes IsFirstRun.
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inoxCommented:
I assume you're talking about Properties.Settings in a config-file.

Application settings are taken from the .exe.config file which is to be replaced.
user settings are saved in "version-separated files" (each version has its own file) and will draw back to defaults.
But there is an "upgrade" function wich can be used like
      if (Properties.Settings.Default.UpdateSettings)
      {
            Properties.Settings.Default.Upgrade();
            Properties.Settings.Default.UpdateSettings = false;
            Properties.Settings.Default.Save();
      }

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CodeCruiserCommented:
>also i would prefer if the setting would stored on the server not the local machine

You would be better off storing the settings in a DB in that case and provide a Settings form which allows users to change these from within the app.
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Matb396Author Commented:
Yeah, think thats probly the best cheers
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