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Read/write INI files

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Hello,

I have an INI file named "Settings.ini" It looks like this:

[Section1]
Key1=dflgkj
Key3=werw
[Section2]
Key1=45
Key2=twrtw
Key3=sdn
Key5=opirwt

I want to read keys from this file, for example: Section2 --> Key3 will return sdn. How can I do this?
I also want to write keys...

Thanks in advance.
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by:Monchanger
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This contains a class which does pretty much everything you could imagine. Nicely documented too.

http://www.freevbcode.com/ShowCode.Asp?ID=306

I've seen a lot of other INI-file code out there on the various free code sites.
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by:Freekeko
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You can use the API (GetPrivateProfileString)
if u want code plz tell me.
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by:priya_pbk
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hi slavikn,

You can try this link
--How do I read/write INI Files? ..
http://www.visualbasic.org/vbfaq/common.htm#C1

-priya
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by:slavikn
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Freekeko,
Please give me code. I am new in VB... sorry...

priya_pbk,
Sorry, this is not like working with INI files.

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by:Freekeko
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Hi, here it is:

Put this into the form declaration section
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Private 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

Private Declare Function WritePrivateProfileString Lib "kernel32" Alias "WritePrivateProfileStringA" (ByVal lpApplicationName As String, ByVal lpKeyName As Any, ByVal lpString As Any, ByVal lpFileName As String) As Long
---------------------------------------------------

and this into the main form code

Private Sub Form_Load()
    'Write the setting to the file (c:\test.ini) under
    '   Project1 -> Keyname
    WritePrivateProfileString App.Title, "KeyName", "This is the value", "c:\test.ini"

    'Create a buffer
    Ret = String(255, 0)
    'Retrieve the string
    NC = GetPrivateProfileString(App.Title, "KeyName", "Default", Ret, 255, "C:\test.ini")

    'NC is the number of characters copied to the buffer
    If NC <> 0 Then Ret = Left$(Ret, NC)
    'Show our string
    MsgBox Ret
    'Delete the file
    Kill "c:\test.ini"
End Sub

hope u find it easy :) plz reply if u have a comment
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by:slavikn
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Monchanger,
I AM SORRY. I DIDN'T NOTICE YOUR COMMENT YESTERDAY. So I didn't reply to it. Anyway, it is not exactly what I need.

Freekeko,
Sorry, the INI file is written correctly, but when I try to read from it (your example), "Ret" returns an empty string although NC=Len(the value).
Try the code you've given me and see.
Any suggestions?
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by:slavikn
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Also, how can I delete key/section?
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I INCREASE POINTS TO 120 !!! PLEASE ANSWER !!!
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Nobody answers.
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This question has not cleared, is pending deletion, so you'll need to request a deletion in Community Support to close this.
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