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Idea about application preferences.

Gregg Bolinger
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I had an idea on a way to store user preferences that I am sure has been done before. So I am looking for comments from people that have tried it or what you might think of the idea; problems, alternatives, etc.
My idea is to use a class file to store all the preferences for an application/user and have getter and setter methods for accessing and writing these preferences. Then use the ObjectOutput/InputStreams to save the class file in it's current state and reload it when nessecary.
Any comments?

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Robert Paris
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Joined: Jul 28, 2002
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I agree. Here's the link:
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