User/app preferences api?

Frank Benoit keinfarbton at
Thu Apr 10 02:04:30 PDT 2008

Bill Baxter schrieb:
> Is there some api in DWT for user preferences or persistent app 
> settings?  Like something that would use the Windows registry under 
> win32 and ~/.something files on Linux?
> I was using dfl.registry for this previously.
> And if not in DWT, maybe someone can recommend a small lib that would 
> take care of this?  I just want to avoid re-inventing the wheel of 
> trying to figure out the right platform-specific place to store such 
> stuff and deciding on storage formats etc.  I don't care if it doesn't 
> use the Registry on windows, but on Windows it should figure out that 
> files go into %HOME% if it is set and exists and otherwise into 
> c:\documents and settings\username, etc.
> --bb

DWT does not have anything for that.
In JFace there is the PreferenceStore and DialogSettings to store stuff 
in property files or XML files. Both do not store into the windows 
registry or have code to manage the storage location.

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