Sunday, December 26, 2004

Storing user preference for application.

Often, your application allow user to set certain option that control the behavior of your application. If you do so, remember NOT to save this setting under the application installed folder.

There are 2 consequence if you do so.

First, you can only have one setting for all users. Individual user cannot have their specific config.

Second, if the application is under \program files\, non admin user will not be able to write to this folder, thus cannot save the setting.

Instead, write to the application data folder. Each user in your Windows have their own app data folder. Use the Environment.GetFolderPath() to get the user's application data folder.

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Thursday, December 09, 2004

PDC 2005

Microsoft announced that there will be be another Professional Developer Conference (PDC) held in LA in Sept 2005

PDC 2005

Monday, December 06, 2004

PDF Speed Up

One of the most annoying thing about using the PDF reader 5 and above is that everytime it start up, it load a whole bunch of useless plugins that take a long time before you get to read your PDF doc.

PDF Speed Up is a nice little util that tweak your PDF reader so that it will load up super fast. And it is FREE!!