Reading INI file

Posted on 2015-01-07
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Last Modified: 2015-01-08
I am using this code for taking values from INI files,

"int vers = GetPrivateProfileInt(L"VERSION", L"Version", -1, L"E:/KTDaemon/Data/INI/KTDaemon.ini");"

I've tried lot, but this one worked by prefixing 'L' on String.Is there any replacements?????
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by:Subrat (C++ windows/Linux)
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Your character is UNICODE. So you have to use L or _T().
If in project setting you are using 'multi byte char set',  instead of 'Unicode Char', then it will work without L
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by:Santhamohan Manivannan
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So, we need to change settings in Project properties.....
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sarabande earned 2000 total points
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So, we need to change settings in Project properties.....
if you don't need Unicode support, yes.

if you need Unicode (or better Microsoft UTF16) you have two choices.

either call

"int vers = GetPrivateProfileIntA("VERSION", "Version", -1, "E:\\KTDaemon\\Data\\INI\\KTDaemon.ini");"


you have to write (and create) the inifile using SetPrivateProfileInt with a program or function where also UNICODE was switched on.

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by:Santhamohan Manivannan
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Thank you so much Guys!!!! It really worked out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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by:Santhamohan Manivannan
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Can I do the same thing for the String also????
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you should give assist points to subrat for his valid comment. you could reopen the question by using the 'Request Attention' button below your original question.

Can I do the same thing for the String also????
I assume you mean to read strings from ini file:

char szResult[256] = { '\0' };
DWORD ret = GetPrivateProfileStringA(("VERSION", "ProductName", "not provided", szResult, sizeof(szResult),

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