my application uses streamwriter to save a Boolean value of true or false to a text file. i did this for the prurpose of a config setting for the application to read from and set a variable value of true or false depending on whatever the text file said each time the program starts up. however, i cant seem to get it to read the value from the file. heres the block of code. If My.Computer.FileSystem.ReadAllText("SlingShot_CommonsDashboard_Enabled.txt") = True Then var_CommonsDashboard_Start = True ElseIf My.Computer.FileSystem.ReadAllText("SlingShot_CommonsDashboard_Enabled.txt") = False Then var_CommonsDashboard_Start = False End If If var_CommonsDashboard_Start = True Then Console_CommonsDashboard.Show() End If any ideas?