Application and user settings read value in visual studio

Hi EE,

    I want to change our current way of reading application setting from a text file on disk to have those settings stored in app.config file.
   
   I wrote a class 'TXSettings' which has 100 properties that I'm intending to use to get all the application settings.
 
   I call a 'Load' method upon project startup

 Public Shared Function Load1() As TXSettings

        Dim settings As New TXSettings
        With settings
            .SpeedUnit = My.Settings.SpeedUnit
            .UpgradeRequired = My.Settings.UpgradeRequired
            ......   'The next 98 properties
        End With
        Return settings
    End Function

Open in new window


as you can see the load method will have something like above, is there a cleaner way of doing this? like a loop thru or something else?
LVL 2
miketonnyAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

miketonnyAuthor Commented:
hi @Akilandeshwari N,

   how do you do this with an object class? I know System.Reflection and loop through all properties in a class but I don't want to use reflection
0
Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger)PresidentCommented:
Why should you use a custom class to get the settings? My.Settings is already a class that does it for you.
0
Cloud Class® Course: Microsoft Exchange Server

The MCTS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 certification validates your skills in supporting the maintenance and administration of the Exchange servers in an enterprise environment. Learn everything you need to know with this course.

miketonnyAuthor Commented:
@JamesBurger,
I haven't tried, but can i bind the datacontext of a window to my.settings?

my planning is to create a 'setting' window for user to view and edit the current setting of the application, with wpf databinding to a class that's real easy.

or is this the correct way of doing this?
0
Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger)PresidentCommented:
I could not say in WPF, my expertise is in Windows Forms Applications. In that environment, yes, you can bind controls to My.Settings just as you can with almost any class in the application.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
miketonnyAuthor Commented:
thank you for your suggestion
I've found some resources on google showing me  how to bind settings in wpf, gonna try it tomorrow
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
.NET Programming

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.