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Write binary data to ini file?

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Is it possible to write binary data to an ini file and retrieve it?

Or am I gonna have to convert the binary data to something else, like hex (if that even works..).


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System238,

To the best of my knowledge, ini files are limited to the printable characters, so any attempt to save binary directly to the file is likely to cause problems - such as inadvertant EOF. ;)

Your idea of converting it to hex seems to best way to go - there are a number of Binary and String functions to help you. :)

M23


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System238,

To the best of my knowledge, ini files are limited to the printable characters, so any attempt to save binary directly to the file is likely to cause problems - such as inadvertant EOF. ;)

Your idea of converting it to hex seems to best way to go - there are a number of Binary and String functions to help you. :)

M23

Thank's! thats all I needed to know.

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Things that I've done..

Icon Resource Editor: icon resource editor 

AutoIt Piano: a piano

AutoIt Unlocker: unlocks files when you want to delete them

Colorful tooltips: a wrapper for the tool tips UDF

Rouge GoogleBot: a full screen animation

ASciTE text editor: a text editor written in autoit

Warning: Posts by this user are subject to change or may disappear without notice.

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