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Storing app settings

Storing app settings

Storing app settings


Just a general question on best practice for storing app settings. I am writing a kernel mode driver in C for MS windows and need to store some app settings. I was wondering what the gurus would consider best practise for this as this needs to perform quite quickly and be searchable. I am looking at stdio.h for this, but am open to offers. Particulary I am keen to be able to structure the data that is stored, not necessarily in a database, but that would do.



Charlie Benger-Stevenson
Hart Hill IT Ltd

RE: Storing app settings

Would have thought you'd store them in the registry.  This is basically a glorified ini file from the Windows 3.1 days.

By searchable, do you mean get to a value directly or look through a tree hierarchy to find an item.

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