Devin

I am using the settings designer and have noticed that I'm limited to standard types in my settings file. I would like to use some of my custom types that I'm working with in my app. Is this possible

Thanks,

Devin



Re: Visual C# General Can I have custom setting type?

Devin

Boy, thought this would be an easy one to answer.




Re: Visual C# General Can I have custom setting type?

ChunSheng Tang - MSFT

Hi, Devin

Yes, you can. However the visual designer does not seem to support this so you have to do some manual work.

First you need to create a new application setting class that derives from ApplicationSettingsBase as follows:

How to: Create Application Settings

Then add your new type like this:

Code Snippet

[ApplicationScopedSetting()]
[SettingsSerializeAs(SettingsSerializeAs.Binary)]
[DefaultSettingValue(@"AAEAAAD/////AQAAAAAAAAAMAgAAAEpXaW5kb3dzQXBwbGljYXRpb240LCBWZXJzaW9uPTEuMC4wLjAsIEN1bHR1cmU9bmV1dHJhbCwgUHVibGljS2V5VG9rZW49bnVsbAUBAAAAHldpbmRvd3NBcHBsaWNhdGlvbjQuQ3VzdG9tRGF0YQIAAAAEbmFtZQR0aW1lAQANAgAAAAYDAAAAB0NTIFRhbmdZNHHJs83JiAs=")]
public CustomData Data
{
get
{
return (CustomData)this["Data"];
}
set
{
this["Data"] = (CustomData)value;
}
}

Note that how the data should be serialized is specified by the SettingsSerializeAs attribute. The default value is specified by DefaultSettingValue attribute. The value itself should be generated by yourself.

Finally you can retrieve the data with an instance of the new application settings class.

Code Snippet

CustomSettings cs = new CustomSettings();

CustomData lastData = cs.Data;

Best Regards

Chunsheng Tang






Re: Visual C# General Can I have custom setting type?

Devin

This way I cannot use the designer can I




Re: Visual C# General Can I have custom setting type?

Chunsheng Tang - MSFT

No, you cannot.