OK, I'm writing a little app that will edit a configuration file for the end user. I've written the GUI, as well as most of the other outlying code.
The problem is the core of my application -- the ability to either copy text to a buffer, edit certain parts of it, and write it to a new file -- or copy each line of text to a separate variable, then edit each variable separately (if at all), and then write all the variables, in order, back to a new file.
Memory is not an issue here -- if your running the application which uses the config file, you have enough memory (application in question is a game which uses a lot of RAM).
anyway -- I can copy the text file to a string, thats no problem. But once it gets there, I need to edit specific parts of it.
on line 12 it says: option1 = 0;
I need it to be changed to: option1 = 1;
and I need to change it without changing lines 1-11 or 12+
I've thought about using Python or LUA to do this for me, but the problem is that someone who is primarily a gamer using the Windows XP OS (my target user) probably won't have an interpreter on hand.
If this is a more viable route, and there is an easy way to include an interpreter or DLL to run the script within my installation package, I can also go this route (although, even though I have the development tools for python and LUA, I dont kow any code for those languages -- Id have to learn)
if any more info is needed, please ask.
thanks in advance.