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FileWrite vs FileWriteLine vs IniWrite

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Hello :)

I wasn't sure what a good topic name would be for this question, so please forgive me.

What I am trying to do is create a GUI that will allow the user to write in "GUICtrlCreateInput"s and when they push "Save" it will save the information to a file whether it be iniwrite, filewrite or filewriteline, which ever works.

This isnt the best example and my script is so messy and unstable that it isnt worth posting especially because I would have to upload all the required files for it and I am over my bandwidth cap.

So the problem, I have found with this code is "whitespaces", "Array problems because of empty lines", and using "," for spacing/splitting isn't the smartest idea, if the end user wishs to use it.

So basically what I am trying to do is something like this...and split the information into an array like "If StringTrimLeft($App_Split[1], 7) = "Name" Then Put data into a Text Box...

Name = Notepad, Link = [url="http://www.google.com"]www.google.com[/url], Type = Free, Installed = False, Description = Description, Image = Image
Name = Calculator, Link = [url="http://www.wherever.com"]www.wherever.com[/url], Type = Paid, Installed = False, Description = Description, Image = Image
Name = Paint, Link = [url="http://www.fake.ca"]www.fake.ca[/url], Type = Free, Installed = False, Description = Description, Image = Image
Name = Internet, Link = [url="http://www.hello.com"]www.hello.com[/url], Type = Paid, Installed = False, Description = Description, Image = Image
Name = Messenger, Link = [url="http://www.I-like-Autoit.com"]www.I-like-Autoit.com[/url], Type = Free, Installed = True, Description = Description, Image = Image

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
$Width = 300
$Height = 200
GUICreate("Test", $Width, $Height)
$Save_Name = GUICtrlCreateInput("Name", 0, 0, $Width , 20)
$Save_Link = GUICtrlCreateInput("Link", 0, 25, $Width , 20)
$Save_Type = GUICtrlCreateInput("Type", 0, 50, $Width , 20)
$Save_Installed = GUICtrlCreateInput("Installed", 0, 75, $Width , 20)
$Save_Description = GUICtrlCreateInput("Description", 0, 100, $Width , 20)
$Save_Image = GUICtrlCreateInput("Image", 0, 125, $Width , 20)
$Save = GUICtrlCreateButton("Save", 0, 150, $Width, 25)
$Read = GUICtrlCreateButton("Read", 0, 175, $Width, 25)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)
While 1
 $Msg = GUIGetMsg()
 Switch $Msg
  Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
   FileClose(@ScriptDir & "\Test.txt")
   Exit
  Case $Save
   FileWrite(@ScriptDir & "\Test.txt", "Name = " & GUICtrlRead($Save_Name) & ", Link = " & GUICtrlRead($Save_Link) & ", Type = " & GUICtrlRead($Save_Type) & ", Installed = " & GUICtrlRead($Save_Installed) & ", Description = " & GUICtrlRead($Save_Description) & ", Image = " & GUICtrlRead($Save_Image) & @CRLF)
  Case $Read
   If FileExists(@ScriptDir & "\Test.txt") Then $App_Read = FileOpen(@ScriptDir & "\Test.txt", 0)
   If $App_Read = -1 Then
    MsgBox(0, "Error", "Unable to open file.")
    Exit
   EndIf
   $App_Line = FileReadLine($App_Read)
   If @Error = -1 Then
    ExitLoop
   Else
   $App_Split = StringSplit($App_Line, ",")
   If StringTrimLeft($App_Split[1], 7) = "Name" Then ; Name actually isn't static...but it is in this example, in the actual script it will be linked to a list box.
    ;(but I am only worried about actually reading everything correctly.)
    MsgBox(0 , "", StringTrimLeft($App_Split[1], 7))
   Else
    MsgBox(16, "Error", @ScriptLineNumber)
    Exit
   EndIf
  EndIf
 EndSwitch
WEnd

Sorry, If I made no sense what so ever. I had absolutely no sleep last night and cannot wrap my head around this some what simple problem.

Thank you.

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

If it were me, I would do it as an ini file. But the string trimming stuff is totally unnecessary. This is how I would structure the ini. I only used the first two of your programs.

[Notepad]
Link=http://www.google.com
Type=Free
Intalled=False
Description=Description
Image=Image

[Calculator]
Link=http://www.wherever.com
Type=Paid
Installed=False
Description=Description
Image=Image
Edited by abberration

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If it were me, I would do it as an ini file. But the string trimming stuff is totally unnecessary. This is how I would structure the ini. I only used the first two of your programs.

[Notepad]
Link=http://www.google.com
Type=Free
Intalled=False
Description=Description
Image=Image

[Calculator]
Link=http://www.wherever.com
Type=Paid
Installed=False
Description=Description
Image=Image

Thanks very much, I didn't even think about using section names.

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