The .NET Screen Saver just came down into SharpReader via the GotDotNet Samples Feed so I decided to check it out. Played around with it, adding a few Perf Counters on it (CPU, Active ASP.NET Sessions, Random Quote, etc..) and installed it.
Everything worked fine, excpet for my App.config.
With screen savers all you need to do is rename the .exe file to a .scr file and then copy it into the WINNT folder. Well by renaming it from ScreenSaver.exe to ScreenSaver.scr you would think all I would need to do is rename the ScreenSaver.exe.config to ScreenSaver.scr.config and all would be fine.
It doesnt pick up these settings. Does this automatic App Settings import only happen on .exe files? Is there some way I can add this ability to the Screen Saver (Win Form) so that it knows about the .scr.config file? I would hate to have to do the XML Parsing/DeSerialization my self. (Shouldnt it “Just work“?)