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IniRead - default parameter

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Hey fellas,

I can't for the love of god figure out the Default parameter in IniRead Function.

The function documentation states this: The default value to return if the requested key is not found.

Now, I have this:

$sFolder = IniRead("config.ini", "Path", "log", Call("FolderSelect"))

The idea being, if the key is not found (there is no folder specified in the INI file), call FolderSelect and specify the folder and write in the INI.

For some reason it fires FolderSelect function EVEN THOUGH there is indeed the key specified in the INI file which I can actually prove by clicking cancel in the folderselect and then seeing a msgbox with the $sFolder.

So it looks like it for some reason thinks there is nothing in the INI while variable $sFolder still ges properly updated.

I'm confused.

Thank you

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Also tried:

$sFolder = IniRead("config.ini", "Path", "Log", 0)
If $sFolder = 0 Then

Again, FolderSelect is being fired every time even though $sFolder does not equal 0 and actually holds the correct path to the folder. WTH

Edited by Seminko

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I imagine that AutoIt is making the function call to determine what the default value should be in case it is needed - it seems that AutoIt tries to determine this default value before deciding whether it is actually necessary. I do not consider this a bug - but you may differ. ;)

The way I always code this sort of thing is as follows: :)

$sFolder = IniRead("config.ini", "Path", "log", "")
If $sFolder = "" Then
    $sFolder = FolderSelect()

P.S. Just seen your second post. The 0 is actually returned as a string - if you use If $sFolder = "0" Then it works as you expect. ;)

P.P.S And stop using Call - just use the function name as I have. ;)

Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:


ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area


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I could swear I tried "" instead of 0. But it works ;)

Thx Melba

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