How do i read from ini?

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    Angry How do i read from ini?

    anyone help me out here? I need to know how to read from a ini file i read other sites and they all dont work

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    An INI file is simply a text file with [headers] followed by name/attribute pairs. There's shouldn't be any problem with opening and reading such a file. Can you be more specific than "they all don't work"?

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    lol im talking about having a C++ program read the info in the ini and using it to plug into somewhere else

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    >im talking about having a C++ program read the info in the ini
    Okay, that's equally trivial privided your data is valid.

    >and using it to plug into somewhere else
    To "plug" into what, how? I'll need details if I'm going to help you or send you somewhere that you can be helped if I can't.

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    im making a bot for a game i play and i need the thing to read the ini file and get the AccountName then put it in then get AccountPass and put it in then the CharacterLocation..

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuardianBarak
    im making a bot for a game i play and i need the thing to read the ini file and get the AccountName then put it in then get AccountPass and put it in then the CharacterLocation..
    That's much more descriptive, thank you. Now what have you been trying that doesn't work?

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    i appoligize for not being descriptive, i've been looking at sites and such for programming and they show ways of reading it but they dont work...heres one example of what they showed me
    Code:
    BOOL Get(LPCTSTR pszSection, LPCTSTR pszEntry, int &nVal);
    BOOL Set(LPCTSTR pszSection, LPCTSTR pszEntry, int nVal);
    BOOL Set(LPCTSTR pszSection, LPCTSTR pszEntry, COLORREF rgb);
    BOOL Get(LPCTSTR pszSection, LPCTSTR pszEntry, COLORREF &rgb);
    ::EDIT:: what would i need for the header? #include what
    Last edited by GuardianBarak; 07-16-2004 at 09:18 PM.

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    It looks like you're trying to use the CIniFile class. You should be able to get it here.

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    Err..whenever i do that it says something about the CString thing

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    "It says something about the CString thing" really doesn't give us much to go on. Post an actual error message.
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    "CString was not declaired in this scope" and, "CStringArray was not declaired in this scope"

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    how about just using GetPrivateProfileString() function?

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    How about posting some code.
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    >"CString was not declaired in this scope" and, "CStringArray was not declaired in this scope"
    You realize that you're trying to work with MFC, right? I get the impression that you have no idea what MFC is or how to use it. Maybe a good book is in order before you go any further.

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    are the game u playing called Tibia?

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