Configuration File Module using PrivateProfile WinAPI functions

Category:
C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET
Type:
Modules
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Author:
Anonymous

Version Compatibility: Visual Basic.NET

More information:
This is basically just a wrapper module for the PrivateProfile set of functions in kernel32. It fills in several of the blanks I've found with these functions over the years, such as: Minimum and maximum values for numeric reads Automatically increasing buffers for string reads Returning arrays instead of null-terminated strings Functions for deleting or clearing of keys, sections, or the whole config file Correct writing of boolean values as 1 or 0 Saving to/restoring from a backup Using this module to save your program's settings is far easier and less cumbersome than using the registry. For instance, you can save and load the value of a checkbox in one line each: Config.WriteKey("Settings", "SomeCheckbox", SomeCheckbox.Checked) SomeCheckbox.Checked = Config.ReadIntKey("Settings", "SomeCheckbox")

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