Get Command Box Caption from .ini

Posted on 2008-02-08
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Last Modified: 2012-06-21
This should be simple but its been awhile 4 me...
I have 4 Command Boxes: Command1, Command2, Command3, Command4.
In the form load I need all to command box captions to change according to an .ini file (path/name) c:\vbTest.ini
In the .ini It has this:
1- One
2- Two
3- Three
4- Four
I need the caption on the actual command box to have only the letters, Like:

using vb6pro
Question by:daneburr
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ID: 20856657
There are some API's for saving and reading files in the .ini format.
The snippet shows how to use both.
Option Explicit
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
Private Sub SaveMySetting()
Dim r As Long
r = WritePrivateProfileString("MyApp", "1", "One", "C:\vbTest.ini")
End Sub
Private Sub Form_Load()
Dim strBuffer As String * 20
Dim strEntry As String
Dim r As Long
Dim l As Long
l = 20
r = GetPrivateProfileString("MyApp", "1", "", strBuffer, l, "C:\vbTest.ini")
strEntry = Left$(strBuffer, l)
End Sub

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GrahamSkan earned 1000 total points
ID: 20856703
If you want to use your own format, you will have to open the file and process each line

Private Sub Form_Load()
Dim f As Integer
Dim strLine As String
Dim strLineParts() As String
f = FreeFile
Open "C:\vbTest.ini" For Input As #f
        Line Input #f, strLine
        strLineParts = Split(strLine, "-")
        Me.Controls("Command" & Trim$(strLineParts(0))).Caption = Trim$(strLineParts(1))
    Loop Until EOF(f)
Close #f
End Sub

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