Win32 API

i need to use the following win32 api functions in delphi:

GetPrivateProfileSection,
GetPrivateProfileString,
WritePrivateProfileSection and
WritePrivateProfileString

for reading from and writing to ini files.

I just don't seem to be able to figure out how to actually make delphi use the functions...

Can someone help please?
Thanks in advance
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ProfessorAuthor Commented:
yeah ;) *lol*
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gmayoCommented:
You might want to look at TIniFile which provides a wrapper around the Win32 SDK, ie it calls most of the functions you mention. It is quite easy to use. Let me know if you need more help.

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unfunfCommented:
Easy...

var
    TheValue: Array[0..MAX_PATH] of Char;
begin
    // Get some file path from 'TheIniFile.ini' in your applications directory.
    GetPrivateProfileString('Paths', 'FilePath1', nil, @TheValue, MAX_PATH, PChar(ExtractFilePath(ParamStr(0))+'TheIniFile.ini'));
    // Write your own filepath to FilePath2 value
    WritePrivateProfileString('Paths', 'FilePath2', PChar(ParamStr(0)), PChar(ExtractFilePath(ParamStr(0))+'TheIniFile.ini'));
end;

I wrote this code from memory so if something is wrong don't hesitate to tell me (Should work perfectly though)
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ProfessorAuthor Commented:
@gmayo:

This is about the basics of what I'm trying to do:

const cfgFile = 'ext-pisg.conf';

procedure tConfig.Load;
var cfgIni : TIniFile;
    str : TStrings;

begin
 cfgIni.Create(cfgFile);
 MessageDlg(cfgIni.FileName, mtInformation,
      [mbOk], 0);


end;

but whenever I call the cfgIni.Create(cfgFile); i get a Stack Overflow. Do you know why this happens?
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gmayoCommented:
You're creating it wrong. Use:
 cfgIni := TIniFile.Create(cfgFile);
instead of:
 cfgIni.Create(cfgFile);

That should work!

Geoff M.
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