Re: standard practices for storing user settings
Brandon McCombs <email@example.com> writes:
I wanted to know what the standard practice is for storing user
One needs a per-user storage place as a starting point.
I believe, this is:
However, you do not have to store all data there, just
- for example - the name of the file oder database with the
actual user data. See also:
?user.home User's home directory?
Should I be creating a properties file when a user chooses to
save his settings?
Simple name-value pairs are sufficient for a surprisingly
large area of applications. Actually, every information can
be stored this way.
Other means include databases, XML-files or RDF-files. I am
using my custom format ?Unotal?, which is like enriched
Are there other ways to do this same thing (besides using the
In Java, there does not have to be a ?Windows registry?
within the runtime environment at all.
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