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UDF: _ini_to_dict

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

;
; creates a dictionary with the prefix $dict_ (in the Global scope)
; each $dict_ variable corresponds to a unique ini section, mapping it's keys to values
; returns the number of dictionaries created (aka the number of sections in the ini file)
;
; USE WITH CAUTION
; variable name creation will not work if section headers have characters other
; than letters, numbers, or the _ character.  However, spaces are removed.

func _ini_to_dict($fname_ini_config)
    
    local $ini_list = IniReadSectionNames( $fname_ini_config )
    if @error then
        MsgBox(0, "Error", "Could not read ini file: " & $fname_ini_config )
        return -1
    endif

    local $i, $j
    local $name, $dict
    local $slots
    local $key, $val

    for $i=1 to $ini_list[0]
        $slots = IniReadSection( $fname_ini_config, $ini_list[$i] )
        $name = "dict_" & StringStripWS($ini_list[$i],8)
        $dict = ObjCreate("Scripting.Dictionary")
        for $j = 1 to $slots[0][0]
            $key = $slots[$j][0]
            $val = $slots[$j][1]

            $dict.Add( $key, $val )
        next
        Assign($name, $dict, 2)
    next

    return $i-1
endfunc

;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
; example of how to run

Dim $count
Dim $key, $val

$count = _ini_to_dict( "c:\Whatever.ini" )
MsgBox(0,"count", $count)
if -1 = $count then; an error occured
    exit
endif

; change Whatever to a ini section header

for $key in $dict_Whatever
    $val = $dict_Whatever.Item($key)
    MsgBox(0, $key, $val )
next

Edited by jftuga

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;
; creates a dictionary with the prefix $dict_ (in the Global scope)
; each $dict_ variable corresponds to a unique ini section, mapping it's keys to values
; returns the number of dictionaries created (aka the number of sections in the ini file)
;
; USE WITH CAUTION
; variable name creation will not work if section headers have characters other
; than letters, numbers, or the _ character.  However, spaces are removed.

func _ini_to_dict($fname_ini_config)
    
    local $ini_list = IniReadSectionNames( $fname_ini_config )
    if @error then
        MsgBox(0, "Error", "Could not read ini file: " & $fname_ini_config )
        return -1
    endif

    local $i, $j
    local $name, $dict
    local $slots
    local $key, $val

    for $i=1 to $ini_list[0]
        $slots = IniReadSection( $fname_ini_config, $ini_list[$i] )
        $name = "dict_" & StringStripWS($ini_list[$i],8)
        $dict = ObjCreate("Scripting.Dictionary")
        for $j = 1 to $slots[0][0]
            $key = $slots[$j][0]
            $val = $slots[$j][1]

            $dict.Add( $key, $val )
        next
        Assign($name, $dict, 2)
    next

    return $i-1
endfunc

;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
; example of how to run

Dim $count
Dim $key, $val

$count = _ini_to_dict( "c:\Whatever.ini" )
MsgBox(0,"count", $count)
if -1 = $count then; an error occured
    exit
endif

; change Whatever to a ini section header

for $key in $dict_Whatever
    $val = $dict_Whatever.Item($key)
    MsgBox(0, $key, $val )
next
Nice but to avoid the problem you point to in

; USE WITH CAUTION

; variable name creation will not work if section headers have characters other

; than letters, numbers, or the _ character. However, spaces are removed.

Why not change

$name = "dict_" & StringStripWS($ini_list[$i],8)
to
$name = "dict_" & StringStripWS($ini_list[$i],3)
so you just strip leading and trailing WS. If you can't have any WS at all then after the strip use
If StringInStr($name,Chr(32) then $Name = StringReplace($Name,Chr(32),Chr(95))
which will replace the spaces with underscores. That way if someone had to do further conversion to re-write the ini they could use StringReplace to replace the underscores with spaces again.

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

I added in you suggestions about space to underscore conversion in my ini_to_dict function. I also added a check for an empty section. Before this extra check, the function could return an array out of bounds error. Here is the updated ini_to_dict function. Use this one instead of the one listed in the first post.

-John

func _ini_to_dict($fname_ini_config)    
    local $ini_list = IniReadSectionNames( $fname_ini_config )
    if @error then
        MsgBox(0, "Error", "Could not read ini file: " & $fname_ini_config )
        return -1
    endif

    local $i, $j
    local $name, $dict
    local $slots
    local $key, $val

    for $i=1 to $ini_list[0]
        $slots = IniReadSection( $fname_ini_config, $ini_list[$i] )
        if 0 = ubound($slots) then
            continueloop
        endif
        $name = "dict_" & StringStripWS($ini_list[$i],3)
        If StringInStr($name,Chr(32)) then
            $name = StringReplace($name, chr(32), chr(95) )
        endif
        $dict = ObjCreate("Scripting.Dictionary")
        for $j = 1 to $slots[0][0]
            $key = $slots[$j][0]
            $val = $slots[$j][1]

            $dict.Add( $key, $val )
        next
        Assign($name, $dict, 2)
    next

    return $i-1
endfunc
Edited by jftuga

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

OK, that one was not too good either. Once again...

-John

func _ini_to_dict($fname_ini_config)    
    local $ini_list = IniReadSectionNames( $fname_ini_config )
    if @error then
        MsgBox(0, "Error", "Could not read ini file: " & $fname_ini_config )
        return -1
    endif

    local $i, $j
    local $name, $dict
    local $slots
    local $key, $val

    for $i=1 to $ini_list[0]
        $slots = IniReadSection( $fname_ini_config, $ini_list[$i] )
        $name = "dict_" & StringStripWS($ini_list[$i],3)
        If StringInStr($name,Chr(32)) then
            $name = StringReplace($name, chr(32), chr(95) )
        endif
        $dict = ObjCreate("Scripting.Dictionary")

        if ubound($slots) > 0 then
            for $j = 1 to $slots[0][0]
                $key = $slots[$j][0]
                $val = $slots[$j][1]

                $dict.Add( $key, $val )
            next
        endif
        Assign($name, $dict, 2)
    next

    return $i-1
endfunc
Edited by jftuga

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