Thursday, November 25, 2010

App.Config files vs INI files vs Registry

Here's a couple of links I have found on the topic:


  1. App.Configs are readonly and should only really be used for application start up parameters. Everything else user settings, preferences should be stored in the registry or a central database.

  2. Its pointless trying to use INI files in this day and age. Xml files trump INI files in everyway, mainly due to type safety and schema support in XML.