About preferences and default settings
Many PowerBuilder applications store user preferences and default
settings across sessions. For example, many applications keep track
of settings that control the appearance and behavior of the application,
or store default parameters for connecting to the database. PowerBuilder applications
can manage this kind of information in initialization files or in
the Windows registry.
Database connection parameters
Often you want to set the values of the Transaction object
from an external file. For example, you might want to retrieve values
from your PowerBuilder initialization file when you are developing
the application or from an application-specific initialization file
when you distribute the application.
For information about database connection
parameters in an initialization file, see “Reading values from an external
For an example of how to save and restore
database connection parameters in the Windows registry, see “Managing information
in the Windows registry”.
PowerBuilder provides some functions you can use to retrieve
information about your toolbar settings and also modify these settings.
By using these functions, you can save and restore the current toolbar
For more information, see “Saving and restoring toolbar
Other settings you may want to save
In addition to the database connection parameters and toolbar
settings, you may want to store a variety of other application-specific
settings. For example, you might want to keep track of user preferences
for colors, fonts, and other display settings.