[C#] Ini Library

Started by G_G, March 06, 2010, 10:01:20 am

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Ini Library

The Ini Library is a dll file that easily lets you read and write to ini files. Its an open source library and is for use for any non-commercial/commercial project. I know its normally easy to read from an ini anyways but I wanted to make it a bit simpler.

How To Use
This is to be used with C# so I'm not sure if it'll work with any other language.

First add a reference to your project. Browse to the IniLib and add it.
Now in the top of your code be sure you include
using IniLib;

Okay so lets say we have an ini file that looks like this.

We want to read from that data so this is the code we would use.
Ini ini = new Ini(@"C:\name.ini");
MessageBox.Show(ini.Read(section, key));

So we would replace section with Name and if we wanted it to print our first name we would replace key with First.
MessageBox.Show(ini.Read("Name", "First"));

Writing to an ini file is just as easy. First call our ini.
Ini ini = new Ini(@"C:\name.ini");

Call it by using ini.Write
ini.Write(section, key, value);

So we're gonna replace our first and last name to George Lopez.
ini.Write("Name", "First", "George");
ini.Write("Name", "Last", "Lopez");

Its a very simple to use library and its helped and my laziness.

Original Library Download (This is if you just want the IniLib)
Download (1.8 KB)

Library Source Download (This is the source to the library)
Download (30 KB)

Code Example Project (This is a windows form project that has example code in it)
Download (65 KB)

It is recommended you know some C# before using.
This was made because I am lazy and I wanted a simple way of reading and writing to ini files.

game_guy ~ This guy made it though credit isn't needed. I really made it because I was lazy/bored one day and I ended up using it for my own projects. So have fun! (This could have been made by anyone with a little bit of searching)


...isn't there already a native API for this?


I dunno. There most likely is and I just did it the long way around.


Quote from: fugo ad te, pikachu! on March 06, 2010, 10:03:10 am
...isn't there already a native API for this?

I never found one in my searches
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I'm pretty sure you have an INI writer/reader implementation in C#. You have Win32 API calls for that after all. O_o
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