VB.Net: How to Persist Settings in ApplicationSettingsBase

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I have a Windows Form project that requires flexibility for users to navigate to a working directory of their own choice. I created a form settings class that inherits from ApplicationSettingsBase.

Users setup the working directory through a context menu and a folder browser dialog presents the user to navigate to their own working directory.

I save the working directory settings like this:

Private Sub SetupWorkingDirectoryToolStripMenuItem_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles SetupWorkingDirectoryToolStripMenuItem.Click
        Dim mySettings As New FormSettings()

        FolderBrowserDialog1.Description = "Navigate to 'APEX\WinAPEX1501' folder in your Working Directory"
        Dim result As DialogResult = FolderBrowserDialog1.ShowDialog()

        If (result = DialogResult.OK) Then
            Dim APEXPATH As String = FolderBrowserDialog1.SelectedPath            
            mySettings.WorkingDirectory = APEXPATH
        End If
    End Sub

How do I persist the settings so that when users exit the application and use it again later, the settings can be "recalled"?

Appreciate any help.

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