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VB.net Write Text File to hiiden folder

Posted on 2016-09-15
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In VB.net I want to write a text file to a folder that the user can't see. So far I know of the Application data folder (specified in code below) that can be accessed by a user, but is there something more hidden? I don't want to use Settings as this get wiped out from time to time for some unknown reason.
Dim oAppData_Folder As String = System.Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.ApplicationData)
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by:it_saige
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Perhaps use IsolatedStorage?

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David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 500 total points
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You should be using the .net routines specific for this
Dim localSettings As Windows.Storage.ApplicationDataContainer = Windows.Storage.ApplicationData.Current.LocalSettings
Dim localFolder As Windows.Storage.StorageFolder = Windows.Storage.ApplicationData.Current.LocalFolder

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Dim container As Windows.Storage.ApplicationDataContainer = 
   localSettings.CreateContainer("exampleContainer", Windows.Storage.ApplicationDataCreateDisposition.Always)

If localSettings.Containers.ContainsKey("exampleContainer") Then
    localSettings.Containers("exampleContainer").Values("exampleSetting") = "Hello Windows"
End If

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More examples and source
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/xaml/hh700361.aspx?cs-save-lang=1&cs-lang=vb#code-snippet-1
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by:murbro
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Thanks very much
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