Saving entries as an ini.file

Hello,
Need some advice on how to save multiple
entries to an ini file without the first entry being deleted.A good example
would be like the (add favourites) web
page in Internet Explorer 5.
I also need advice on how to retrieve
an item from the saved list or ini file maybe through a listbox or combobox.
frwAsked:
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rwilson032697Commented:
When you add an entry to an ini file, none of these existing entries are deleted.

eg:

with TIniFile.create('my.ini')
  WriteString('Section', 'Key', 'Value);

Adds Key=Value to Section

To get an Item do this

with TIniFile.create('my.ini')
  Value := ReadString('Section', 'Key', '');

Have a read of the TIniFile help...

Cheers,

Raymond.
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frwAuthor Commented:
Hello,
Thanks for your response ...if you use
the same button etc to automatically store a value to your inifile it will replace whats existing.My question would be in order not to replace an existing entry, how do you keep adding
data with lets say one 'ADD' button.
You would have to somehow keep changing
to a new key to have new data entered.
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rwilson032697Commented:
You can do this:

var
  Keys : TStringList;
  UniqueKey : String;
....

Keys := TStringList.Create;
with TInifile.create('my.ini') do
  begin
    ReadSection('Section', Keys);
    UniqueKey := MakeUniqueKey(Keys);
    WriteString('Section', UniqueKey, 'Value');
    Free;
  end;
Keys.Free;

Of course, you will need to write the MakeUniqueKey function, but that should be fairly simple...

Cheers,

Raymond.
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