Where Do You Save User Prefs?

Andrew Henshaw henshaw at me.com
Sun May 27 02:50:24 EDT 2012


Not sure if its right,  but for Windows I always use...

specialfolderpath("28") & "/App Name/

This seems to find the right place on different Windows systems and avoids the data ending up in a virtual store.



On 27 May 2012, at 03:32, Igor de Oliveira Couto wrote:

> Dear LiveCode Masters,
> 
> Could you experienced folks please give us a concise direction on *where* and *under what name/extension* to save user preferences in the different platforms?
> 
> 1) MacOS X
> Prefs Location: specialFolderPath("Preferences")
> Prefs Name: anything you wish, but convention is that if saving your preferences using your own file format - like a LiveCode stack - then name it something like "MyApp Prefs". If saving a .plist file, then use the reverse-domain convention: "com.mycompany.myapp.plist".
> 
> 2) Windows
> Prefs Location: ???
> Prefs Name: ???
> 
> 3) Linux
> Prefs Location: ???
> Prefs Name: ???
> 
> 4) iOS
> Prefs Location: ???
> Prefs Name: ???
> 
> 5) Android
> Prefs Location: ???
> Prefs Name: ???
> 
> Your guidance is truly appreciated.
> 
> Kind regards to all,
> 
> --
> Igor Couto
> Sydney, Australia
> 
> 
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