Saving Prefs on Windows
xavier.bury at clearstream.com
xavier.bury at clearstream.com
Wed Oct 19 06:22:47 CDT 2005
There's MANY different options in windows...
First if you type set (or get that from the shell() you get
ALLUSERSPROFILE=D:\home\All Users <- all users' home path
APPDATA=D:\home\Administrator\Application Data <- common place for this
CommonProgramFiles=D:\app\common <- another common place for app data
COMPUTERNAME=ZEROZEROSIX <- just in case
HOMEPATH=\home\Administrator <- directory of current user
ProgramFiles=D:\app <- this is where apps are installed by default
(among other lines)
The other choice is to store your info in the registry which is kind of a
standard. If you uninstall
or if a different user asks for information, it's easier to find...
type regedit in the command box and look for this path
Unfortunately, you can't browse the contents in rev, you need to furnish
an existing key to
read its values. Creating registry entries is not hard but it's better to
see how it's done.
Best place for that is the revdocs and in technet.microsoft.com
hope it helps
use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com wrote on 19/10/2005 11:42:41:
> I'm finding I really need to have my apps take greater control over
> installation locations, upgrades, prefs etc. otherwise support time
> goes way up for naive users... i.e. basic operations like the above
> just needs to happen automatically...
> for OSX, it is clear where to save supporting files...
> /Library/Application Support/myRevApp/supportFiles..../
> but I'm not familiar with Windows. In one app I am just saving some
> Prefs for my app in the user's Documents/myRevAppPrefs/ folder...
> using the special path.. some Windows users are not super happy about
> this... as it is not normal Windows behavior.
> Is it ok to simply make a new folder in the Windows System folder and
> put your prefs and any lo-level support files there? These being
> files the users never needs to see or edit.
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