Config File in VB.net

Posted on 2012-04-10
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Last Modified: 2012-06-21

I am using simple Appsetting from Config file. I works from source. I also works on my machine if double click the exe. If I try to run the exe on a different machine, it acts like there is configuration file and does not any contents from Appsettings. Is there any reason for that?
Question by:sadimul
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by:Paul Jackson
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Have you delivered the <your application name>.exe.config in your bin\debug folder as well as your exe file to the new machine.  When you deliver the application to the end user, you have to deliver the exe and this new config file called <your application name>.exe.config and NOT the app.config. Users can modify the data in <your application name>.exe.config file and application will read the data from the config file, when restarted.
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Since you are simply deploying the exe file, you will have to set these settings in code. You can always do this in the form load event by checking whether the settings exist and if not write / set them,e.g for string setting  named DefComp, you'd do:
If String.IsNullOrEmpty(My.Settings.DefComp.ToString) Then
    My.Settings.DefComp = "The Default Setting"
End If

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The exe and my <application name>.exe.config  are on the network share. If I double click the EXE from one machine, it works fine. If get onto another machine and double click the same EXE (without changing the path of the exe), it fails.
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What's different between two machines? What version of .NET?

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It's same .net version. I created the solution added the modules and classes manually. It worked.

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It worked after creating the new solution

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