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[Solved] Read .ini file from internet

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Vadersapien

Hi again,

I'm trying to read an ini file from the internet, preferably without downloading the file to a temporary location. I've had a play around with InetRead with no success. Does anyone have any ideas?

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Vadersapien

_INetGetSource() and InetRead will both successfully get the contents of the ini file into a string, but then how do I parse the contents? IniRead doesn't seem to accept the contents of an ini file, only a path to the ini...

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Vadersapien

It really would be easier to just download the ini to the temp directory.

I'm going to have to agree on that one...I think it would be much easier than manually parsing the ini...

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Vadersapien

Thanks! Nice UDF too. It's exactly what I was looking for...I did quite a thorough search of the forums, yet it didn't show up...maybe I was just the wrong keywords :D

Functionality like this should be included in AutoIt!

EDIT: One problem: The script locks up while downloading the file, or if there is no internet access. Any idea how to avoid that?

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Hmm...another problem...I can only parse files off the hard disk(via fileread) with _IniString_Read(). Ones from the internet(via _InetGetSource() or InetRead) won't work for some reason...

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ResNullius

One problem: The script locks up while downloading the file, or if there is no internet access. Any idea how to avoid that?

As for the script locking up while downloading, I have no idea what your script looks like.

If there is no internet access, well that's really up to you to put proper checks into your script

Hmm...another problem...I can only parse files off the hard disk(via fileread) with _IniString_Read(). Ones from the internet(via _InetGetSource() or InetRead) won't work for some reason...

The IniString_Examples.au3 included with the UDF (still) works for me using _InetGetSource() to read the update.dat file from www.autoitscript.com

So I have to guess it's a problem with your particular script. Do you check the contents of the variable you store the ini in once you _InetGetSource() it?

A little code might help us troubleshoot...

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Vadersapien

Well, here is my entire code:

#include <GuiConstantsEx.au3>
#include <GuiListView.au3>
#include <GuiImageList.au3>
#include <IniString.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>

Local $var = IniStringReadSectionNames(BinaryToString(InetRead('http://10.0.0.5/rsmware/rsmware.ini')))
Local $listview, $hImage

$inet = BinaryToString(InetRead('http://10.0.0.5/rsmware/rsmware.ini'))

MsgBox(-1, '', FileRead(FileOpen("rsmware.ini", 0)))
MsgBox(-1, '', $inet)

GUICreate('Test GUI', 800, 600)

MsgBox(-1, '', IniStringRead($inet, 'Alarm Clock', 'Author', 'Error'))
$appname = GUICtrlCreateLabel('', 250, 10, 450, 20)
$appauthor = GUICtrlCreateLabel('', 250, 30, 450, 20)
$appver = GUICtrlCreateLabel('', 250, 50, 450, 20)
$appinfo = GUICtrlCreateLabel('', 250, 70, 450, 500)
$listview = GUICtrlCreateListView('', 0, 0, 200, 600, BitOr($LVS_SORTASCENDING, $LVS_SHOWSELALWAYS, $LVS_SINGLESEL, $LVS_NOCOLUMNHEADER))

GUISetState()
GUIRegisterMsg($WM_NOTIFY, '_WM_NOTIFY')

_GUICtrlListView_AddColumn($listview, 'Column 1', 196)

_GUICtrlListView_BeginUpdate($listview)

For $i = 1 To $var[0]
    _GUICtrlListView_AddItem($listview, $var[$i], $i-1)
Next

_GUICtrlListView_EndUpdate($listview)

Do
Until GUIGetMsg() = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
GUIDelete()

Func _WM_NOTIFY($hWnd, $iMsg, $iwParam, $ilParam)
    Local $hWndListView

    $hWndListView = $listview
    If Not IsHWnd($listview) Then $hWndListView = GUICtrlGetHandle($listview)

    $tNMHDR = DllStructCreate($tagNMHDR, $ilParam)

    Switch HWnd(DllStructGetData($tNMHDR, "hWndFrom"))
        Case $hWndListView
            Switch DllStructGetData($tNMHDR, "Code")
                Case $NM_CLICK
                    $tInfo = DllStructCreate($tagNMITEMACTIVATE, $ilParam)
                    $SelectedIndices = _GUICtrlListView_GetSelectedIndices($listview, True)
                    If UBound($SelectedIndices) = 2 Then
                    $SelectedApp = _GUICtrlListView_GetItemText($listview, $SelectedIndices[1])
                    GUICtrlSetData($appname, $SelectedApp)
                    MsgBox(-1, '', IniStringRead($inet, 'Alarm Clock', 'Author', 'Error'))
                    GUICtrlSetData($appver, 'Version ' & IniStringRead($inet, $SelectedApp, 'Version', ''))
                    GUICtrlSetData($appinfo, IniStringRead($inet, $SelectedApp, 'Description', ''))
                    EndIf
            EndSwitch
    EndSwitch
    Return $GUI_RUNDEFMSG
EndFunc ;==>WM_NOTIFY

Don't bother testing the code, it won't work since I'm using local IP addresses.

Figured out how to address detecting if there's no internet or the server is down, all I had to do was ping the server and check the result. Still don't know why it locks up while downloading though.

Also found out that using _InetGetSource() with the AutoIt update.dat works fine too...


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ResNullius

So, sounds like the lockup during download is one of those bugs you're going to have real fun chasing down :D

One note on your code as it stands,

Why do you do

Local $var = IniStringReadSectionNames(BinaryToString(InetRead('http://10.0.0.5/rsmware/rsmware.ini')))

And then read the file again with

$inet = BinaryToString(InetRead('http://10.0.0.5/rsmware/rsmware.ini'))

Why not just:

$inet = BinaryToString(InetRead('http://10.0.0.5/rsmware/rsmware.ini'))
$var = IniStringReadSectionNames($inet)

???

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Vadersapien

One note on your code as it stands,

Why do you do

Local $var = IniStringReadSectionNames(BinaryToString(InetRead('http://10.0.0.5/rsmware/rsmware.ini')))

And then read the file again with

$inet = BinaryToString(InetRead('http://10.0.0.5/rsmware/rsmware.ini'))

Why not just:

$inet = BinaryToString(InetRead('http://10.0.0.5/rsmware/rsmware.ini'))
$var = IniStringReadSectionNames($inet)

???

Oh that's because I've been adding code all over the place since it's a test environment :D

I was gonna clean all that up once I merged it into my actual program.

If you saw how I MsgBoxed the contents of the local and downloaded ini, both return the exact same contents...maybe I'm just gonna have to download it first...


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Vadersapien

I solved my problem(finally) :huggles: The ini file had to be uploaded in binary mode for it to parse correctly...though I find it weird how the section names still read when uploaded in text mode :D

Is there a way I can mark the thread resolved at all?


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Is there a way I can mark the thread resolved at all?

By pressing "Edit" on your first post you can edit the threads title, maybe to "[solved] Read .ini file from internet" or something like that... :D

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