Solved

Read INI file

Posted on 2011-03-03
5
679 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Can someone tell me how to read an in file that has multiple values in each section from within a windows application  ?


e.g
[Servers]
ServerName 1=Server1
ServerName 2=Server2
ServerName 3=Server3
0
Comment
Question by:martin05
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
5 Comments
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:rawinnlnx9
ID: 35030337
0
 

Author Comment

by:martin05
ID: 35030734
rawinnlnx9 thanks for the reply thats fine I can read the ini file for a single value, but how do you do it for multiple values ?


 INIFile ini = new INIFile("C:\\config.ini");

            for (int i = 0; i < ??????????; i++)
            {
                ini.Read ??("Server 1,???????????")
            }

0
 
LVL 30

Accepted Solution

by:
anarki_jimbel earned 250 total points
ID: 35033419
0
 
LVL 8

Assisted Solution

by:cubaman_24
cubaman_24 earned 250 total points
ID: 35035441
Hello:
In .Net is more common to use xml configuration files instead of INI files. And there is an API to handle it.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.configuration.configurationmanager.appsettings.aspx#Y432

best regards.
// Get the AppSettings section.        
// This function uses the AppSettings property
// to read the appSettings configuration 
// section.
public static void ReadAppSettings()
{
  try
  {
    // Get the AppSettings section.
    NameValueCollection appSettings =
       ConfigurationManager.AppSettings;

    // Get the AppSettings section elements.
    Console.WriteLine();
    Console.WriteLine("Using AppSettings property.");
    Console.WriteLine("Application settings:");

    if (appSettings.Count == 0)
    {
      Console.WriteLine("[ReadAppSettings: {0}]",
      "AppSettings is empty Use GetSection command first.");
    }
    for (int i = 0; i < appSettings.Count; i++)
    {
      Console.WriteLine("#{0} Key: {1} Value: {2}",
        i, appSettings.GetKey(i), appSettings[i]);
    }
  }
  catch (ConfigurationErrorsException e)
  {
    Console.WriteLine("[ReadAppSettings: {0}]",
        e.ToString());
  }
}

Open in new window

0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:martin05
ID: 35067135
I got 2 different solutions to my problem .
Both will work so splitting the points

Thanks for your help guys
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Extention Methods in C# 3.0 by Ivo Stoykov C# 3.0 offers extension methods. They allow extending existing classes without changing the class's source code or relying on inheritance. These are static methods invoked as instance method. This…
This article introduced a TextBox that supports transparent background.   Introduction TextBox is the most widely used control component in GUI design. Most GUI controls do not support transparent background and more or less do not have the…
If you're a developer or IT admin, you’re probably tasked with managing multiple websites, servers, applications, and levels of security on a daily basis. While this can be extremely time consuming, it can also be frustrating when systems aren't wor…
There's a multitude of different network monitoring solutions out there, and you're probably wondering what makes NetCrunch so special. It's completely agentless, but does let you create an agent, if you desire. It offers powerful scalability …

688 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question