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Adding changing ini files

Posted on 1999-01-17
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Hi,

I want to get my VB 5.0 program to open win.ini, search through the text to
see if there the program is already listed (useful for removal latter on)
and then add the run = c:\windows\myapp.exe.


Cheers Warren

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Declare Function GetPrivateProfileString Lib "kernel32" _
                 Alias "GetPrivateProfileStringA" _
                 (ByVal lpApplicationName As String, _
                  ByVal lpKeyName As Any, _
                  ByVal lpDefault As String, _
                  ByVal lpReturnedString As String, _
                  ByVal nSize As Long, _
                  ByVal lpFileName As String _
                 ) As Long

Public Function ReadFromINI(ByVal pSection As String, _
                            ByVal pKey As String, _
                            ByVal pDefault As String, _
                            ByVal pPath As String _
                           ) As String
'pSection is the section in the .ini in which you search
'pKey is the word on the left side of the equal sign (=)
'pDefault will be return if the key is not find in the section
'pPath is the file you want to open (with the path)

'strapppl = ReadFromINI("Application", "App1", "Default_Value", "Win.INI")
Dim lngReturn As Long
Dim strReturn As String

    strReturn = String$(200, 0)
    lngReturn = GetPrivateProfileString(pSection, pKey, pDefault, strReturn, Len(strReturn), pPath)
    ReadFromINI = Left$(strReturn, lngReturn)
End Function


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