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Friday, August 11, 2006

What is the difference between application scoped and user scoped settings?

There are generally two main types of settings that applications want to store:

  1. Static data like connection strings and web references that don't change often, but should still be possible for an admin to change.

  2. User preferences and customization settings that can change at any time.

Application scoped settings are useful in scenario (1) and user scoped settings are useful in scenario (2).

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