Preferences pane, or should I say pain.

Hello all,

I have been working on an ASS project for a while and everything is going well enough. I have come to the point where I need to create a preferences pane so that I can allow the user to set some file directory paths and other preferences for use with the app.

I’ve searched high and low and come up with a few resources but nothing I do works. I have two main problems (and a whole bunch of smaller ones):

1.) I can create a preferences pane window with interface builder without problem but I don’t know how to “link” or “pin” it to the preferences menu item in “Menu>>App>>Preferences” so that it appears when that item is selected (or when #, is pressed)

2.) I don’t have the slightest clue as to how to take the user-defined settings (a few file paths and check-box values) from the preferences pane and save them for use with the app.

Currently all of those are hard coded but will need to be user-definable and I’m just stuck.

FWIW, I’m running XCode 3.4.something on Snow Leopard

Thank in advance for any help!