[Mono-dev] Where a portable application should store files?
marek.safar at seznam.cz
Tue Jun 16 05:47:47 EDT 2009
> CruiseControl.Net currently stores all it's files, logs, configuration
> and work data in Path.CurrentDirectory. This causes problems not only
> on *nixes, but even on newer versions of windows. What should be used
> instead? Possible candidates are:
> Environment.GetFolderPath (Environment.SpecialFolder.CommonApplicationData)
No, normal user does not have write access here.
> Environment.GetFolderPath (Environment.SpecialFolder.LocalApplicationData)
Yes, when your data contain machine specific information or you want to
keep them local.
> Environment.GetFolderPath (Environment.SpecialFolder.ApplicationData)
Yes, if you want your data to be shared between different machines under
same user (see user profile roaming), it should not contain any machine
I'd go with Environment.SpecialFolder.LocalApplicationData.
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