Matschek

INI Entry not read

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Hi,

I am reading some sections of an INI file, and one of them is over several lines with this scheme:

[TheSectionName]
SampleKey = \
 some text some text,\
 some more text and even more

When I try to read this in Autoit via IniReadSection I get an Array with one entry: The pair "SampleKey" and "\".

The other lines are ignored instead of concated to the first row.

Context: As this is part of a (singned!) driver inf file which can be read by Windows I'd guess the split with "\" into multiple lines is a valid data format.

Why does IniReadSection fail, or what could be the trick to read it?

Thanks & Greetings,

Matschek

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Matschek,

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As this is part of a (singned!) driver inf file which can be read by Windows I'd guess the split with "\" into multiple lines is a valid data format.

It may well be a valid .inf data format, but it is not a valid .ini format and so the native AutoIt Ini* functions will fail - as you have found. You will have to find another way of reading the file - perhaps reading it into an array and parsing the elements.

M23


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You're right, M23.

I thought INI and INF share the same definition, be they do not.

INF explicitely does allow the "\" for mutliline entries (and some other exceptions which are invalid in the INI context)

Windows provides an own set of API calls for INF files.

Definition: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/drivers/install/accessing-inf-files-from-a-setup-application

Matschek

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