Here is the function

GetProfileString(LPCTSTR lpAppName, LPCTSTR lpKeyName, LPCTSTR lpDefault, LPSTR lpReturnedString, DWORD nSize);

I'm sure you all are familiar with the other one,  

"AfxGetApp()->GetProfileString(LPCTSTR lpAppName, LPCTSTR lpKeyName, LPCTSTR lpDefault);

Well I cant use this one right now,  I need to use the first one.  How do I make it work???  This is what I am doing  ->

char* filetemp;
GetProfileString( "Settings","File","Whatever",filetemp,128);

What am I doing wrong?  It returns NULL everytime.  What am I doing wrong?   PLEASE respond.

I dont have any points left,  only this amount.  :(
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

char filetemp[128];  // must be a buffer, don't use an uninitialized pointer!
GetProfileString("Settings", "File", "Whatever", filetemp, sizeof(filetemp) / sizeof(char));

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Nitro187Author Commented:
Thanks a lot!!!  :D

btw, could you answer that other question I have?  : )
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.