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Developing Microsoft® .NET Controls with Microsoft Visual Basic® .NET by John Connell

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Dynamic Properties of Controls

You’ve probably wrestled with preserving information after your application closes so that you could retrieve the information the next time you loaded the application. Even to store simple information, such as color preferences, screen locations, or window sizes, you had to write some code. To store application specific information, many programmers used .ini files, but these files are highly structured and require challenging API calls. Or they used the registry and lived with its limitations, such as size and security permissions set up by administrators. Well, I have good news! Controls in .NET give you the power to set and retrieve properties without writing any code.

Let’s say you have an application that ...

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