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There are many things a user does with an application that need to be
preserved either during processing, between screens, between sessions, or
between application updates/versions. When designing a system, it's important to
consider what needs to be kept and where/how to do this. If designed properly,
the data should also support multi-user environments.
Users are commonly annoyed to be forced to re-enter their last specifications
when the application should start with that as its default. After all, a
computer is supposed to be good at remembering things, right?
There are several ways to preserve user information during a session, on a PC, and/or between PCs:
Keeping Selections in Memory for the Current Session
Using the Registry to Store User Information Between Sessions
Using Private Tables to Store Information Between Sessions
Making Sure Previous Values Remain Valid
Read the paper for more details and tips.