How do I make a webpart's settings configurable in Sharepoint?

I am using SharePoint Server 2007 Enterprise with Windows Server 2008 Enterprise. I am publishing a portal template.

I want to develop a WebPart and make some settings configurable (just like we can configure parameters for a console application in app.config)

For example, authorized users could set parameters of WebPart in Edit Page (from browser based UI interface), then Select -> Modify WebPart properties, or edit parameters in SharePoint Designer.

The parameters would be application specific parameters.

How do I go about doing this?


You can make your properties on the webpart and add attributes like so....

[WebBrowsable(true),Category("Calendar Setup"),
 WebDisplayName("Starting Date Column"),
 WebDescription("column that contains item starting date"),
public DateTime StartDate { get; set; }

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