The Eclipse framework provides an extensible preference store that permits preference information to be stored at various levels.
Preference information is stored as key value pairs. Preference pages are generally provided to set or update the preference information stored within the system. Information stored within the Eclipse preference framework will usually be related to display or operating characteristics that the user may change to suit his choices. Refer to the Platform Plug-in Developer's Guide
in the Eclipse Help for more information on using Eclipse preferences.
Parent topic: Understanding preference options: XPD621