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Using ini-files with VB 6.0

I must be getting daft, but I can't seem to find how to read old-fashioned ini files with VB 6.0.
All I can seem to find is about reading from and writing to the registry.
Can someone push me in the right direction?
Mind you, I am not a programmer, just a hobbyist trying to have some harmless fun with his computer, so please don't be to harsh when you point out the bleedin' obvious.
Practical Geezer
Friday, September 03, 2004
Sassy Send private email
Friday, September 03, 2004
Thanks, but that is not what I meant. I meant native VB code for reading and writing ini's.
Practical Geezer
Friday, September 03, 2004
I use the API functions in the GetPrivateProfileString family...
Joel Spolsky Send private email
Friday, September 03, 2004
Thanks Joel,

that was what I was looking for.
Practical Geezer
Friday, September 03, 2004
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Friday, September 03, 2004
Oh, I guess I'm a little late on this one (and the OP doesn't have a mailto), but I'm willing to let you have a class I wrote that just purres with ini files.

This class has been tested in various projects for over 4 years and has had a lot of bugs fixed. Access works with properties, something like:

Set oSettings = New CIniFile
oSettings.sIniFile = "C:\Path\File.ini"
oSettings("Section", "Key") = "Hello, World!"
MsgBox oSettings("Section", "Key")

Has stuff for handling booleans, longs, looping through sections (for when you have multiple keys with the same name) and anything else that can be done with the *PrivateProfileString APIs.

In fact, I should post this to my blog!
Daren Thomas Send private email
Thursday, September 09, 2004

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