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I'm very tired and simply dont feel like doing this at the moment. Anybody have any tricks up their sleeve for doing the following?

I have a .ini file with a lot of sections, and I need to reorganize the .ini file so that the sections and their keys are put in it alphabetically in descending order. I have another program that reads through the sections, but when they are out of order it gets frustrating. Any ideas?

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I'm very tired and simply dont feel like doing this at the moment. Anybody have any tricks up their sleeve for doing the following?

I have a .ini file with a lot of sections, and I need to reorganize the .ini file so that the sections and their keys are put in it alphabetically in descending order. I have another program that reads through the sections, but when they are out of order it gets frustrating. Any ideas?

I would recommend you use the INIReadSectionNames() to create an array of all the section names. Use _ArraySort() (standard include) to sort them how you want them. Use INIWrite() with INIReadSection() using the values in the INIReadSectionNames() array you previously created, and write a new sorted INI file. Delete the old file, and rename the new file with a FileMove().

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I would recommend you use the INIReadSectionNames() to create an array of all the section names. Use _ArraySort() (standard include) to sort them how you want them. Use INIWrite() with INIReadSection() using the values in the INIReadSectionNames() array you previously created, and write a new sorted INI file. Delete the old file, and rename the new file with a FileMove().

JS

sounds like a plan. as soon as i wake up tomorrow morning, I will do it :lmao: Thanks!

By the way, the program is for EVE online, if anybody plays that, ive got some pretty need programs ive made that make working the market ingame a LOT easier.

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sounds like a plan. as soon as i wake up tomorrow morning, I will do it :lmao: Thanks!

By the way, the program is for EVE online, if anybody plays that, ive got some pretty need programs ive made that make working the market ingame a LOT easier.

No problem. Get some sleep, and no doubt tomorrow you will be fired up and ready to roll! I am happy I was able to help you in the right direction.

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

This seemed it could be useful, so I gave it a go:

[zorder]

b=1

d=3

c=4

a=g

[corder]

g=6

k=3

d=2

z=3

a=2

b=3

Func _IniSort($hIni)
    Local $aIRSN = IniReadSectionNames($hIni)
    If Not IsArray($aIRSN) Then Return SetError(1, 0, 0)
    _ArraySort($aIRSN, 0, 1)
    Local $aKey, $sHold
    For $iCC = 1 To UBound($aIRSN) - 1
        Local $aIRS = IniReadSection($hIni, $aIRSN[$iCC])
        If Not IsArray($aIRS) Then ContinueLoop
        For $xCC = 1 To $aIRS[0][0]
            $aKey &= $aIRS[$xCC][0] & Chr(1)
        Next
        If $aKey Then
            $aKey = StringSplit(StringTrimRight($aKey, 1), Chr(1))
            _ArraySort($aKey, 0, 1)
            $sHold &= '[' & $aIRSN[$iCC] & ']' & @CRLF
            For $aCC = 1 To UBound($aKey) - 1
                $sHold &= $aKey[$aCC] & '=' & IniRead($hIni, $aIRSN[$iCC], $aKey[$aCC], 'blahblah') & @CRLF
            Next
            $aKey = ''
        EndIf
    Next
    If $sHold Then
        $sHold = StringTrimRight($sHold, 2)
        FileClose(FileOpen($hIni, 2))
        FileWrite($hIni, $sHold)
        Return 1
    EndIf
    Return SetError(1, 0, 0)
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Would have saved alot of time if I had looked :lmao: Edited by SmOke_N

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I would recommend you use the INIReadSectionNames() to create an array of all the section names. Use _ArraySort() (standard include) to sort them how you want them. Use INIWrite() with INIReadSection() using the values in the INIReadSectionNames() array you previously created, and write a new sorted INI file. Delete the old file, and rename the new file with a FileMove().

JS

I will try this too. Thanks for the guidance.

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I will try this too. Thanks for the guidance.

NP I hope it works out for you.

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This should be trivial. Start by renaming the source file to move it out of the way. Now read the section names from the source with IniReadSectionNames() and use _ArraySort() on it. Now you know which order to process the sections in. Now iterate that array using InIReadSection() to read the section and use _ArraySort() on that 2D array to sort it (by key). Now use IniWriteSection() (*Beta-only*) to write the section to a new file. Lastly, delete the source file. Be aware that IniReadSection() strips any non key=value lines so comments or invalid syntax will be stripped. It should be about half the code Smoke shows.

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I'm guessing everyone skipped over the last example here:

http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.ph...st&p=251323


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This is one I did some time ago if it helps.

#include <GuiConstants.au3>
#include <Array.au3>

GuiCreate("INI Tidy", 392, 166,-1, -1 , BitOR($WS_OVERLAPPEDWINDOW, $WS_CLIPSIBLINGS), $WS_EX_ACCEPTFILES )
$Input_1 = GuiCtrlCreateInput("", 20, 30, 220, 20)
GUICtrlSetState ( -1, $GUI_DROPACCEPTED )
$Browse = GuiCtrlCreateButton("Browse", 270, 30, 90, 20)
$Sortit = GuiCtrlCreateButton("Sort my god damn messy ini file out", 100, 60, 260, 30)
$Label = GuiCtrlCreateLabel("", 20, 110, 340, 30)
$tick = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox ("", 65, 70, 20,20)
GuiCtrlSetState (-1 ,$GUI_CHECKED)
GuiCtrlCreateLabel("Sort Section", 20, 58, 80, 15)
GuiCtrlCreateLabel("Names", 20, 72, 40, 15)

GuiSetState()
While 1
    $msg = GuiGetMsg()
    Select
    Case $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
        ExitLoop
    Case $msg = $Browse
        $inifile = FileOpenDialog ("Select the ini file", @scriptdir, "(*.ini)")
        GUICtrlSetData ($Input_1, $iniFile)
    Case $msg = $Sortit
        If GuiCtrlRead ($Input_1) = ""  Then
            MsgBox (0,"Error","No ini file selected")
        Elseif  FileExists(GuiCtrlRead ($Input_1)) = 0 then
            MsgBox (0,"Error","Can not open ini file")
        Else
            If StringRight (GuiCtrlRead ($Input_1),3) <> "ini" then 
                MsgBox (0,"Error", "File must be an ini file")
                Else
            SortNow(GuiCtrlRead ($Input_1))
            Endif
        EndIf
        
    Case Else
    ;;;
    EndSelect
WEnd
Exit


Func SortNow($ini)
    If FileExists ($ini &".tmp") then FileDelete($ini & ".tmp")
        
$aSArray = IniReadSectionNames ($ini)
If GuictrlRead ($tick) = 1 then _ArraySort( $aSArray,0,1)

For $x = 1 to Ubound ($aSArray) -1
    $String = ""
        $avArray = IniReadSection ($ini, $aSArray[$x])
        guiCtrlSetData ($Label,"Checking " & $aSArray[$x])
        
            For $i = 1 to Ubound ($avArray) -1
                $string = $String & $avArray[$i][0] & "=" & $avArray[$i][1] & Chr(01)
            Next

        $aString = StringSplit ($String, Chr(01))

        _ArraySort( $aString,0,1)

        $File = FileOPen ($ini & ".tmp",1)

        FileWriteLine ($File, "[" & $aSArray[$x] & "]")
            For $i = 1 to Ubound ($aString) -1
            FileWriteLine ($File, $aString[$i])
            guiCtrlSetData ($Label,"Writing " & $aString[$i])
        Next
        FileWriteLine ($File, @CRLF & @CRLF)

        FileClose ($File)
    Next
    guiCtrlSetData ($Label,"Sorted!")
    Sleep (1000)
    FileMove ($ini, Stringtrimright ($ini, 4)  & "Backup" & @MDAY & @Mon & @year & "_" & @Hour & @Min & ".ini")
    FileMove ($ini & ".tmp", $ini)
    MsgBox(0,"Done","Old file has been renamed " & Stringtrimright ($ini, 4)  & "Backup" & @MDAY & @Mon & @year & "_" & @Hour & @Min &".ini")
Run ("notepad " & $ini)
EndFunc

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This seemed it could be useful, so I gave it a go:

[autoit]Func _IniSort($hIni)

Local $aIRSN = IniReadSectionNames($hIni)

If Not IsArray($aIRSN) Then Return SetError(1, 0, 0)

_ArraySort($aIRSN, 0, 1)

Local $aKey, $sHold

For $iCC = 1 To UBound($aIRSN) - 1

Local $aIRS = IniReadSection($hIni, $aIRSN[$iCC])

If Not IsArray($aIRS) Then ContinueLoop

For $xCC = 1 To $aIRS[0][0]

$aKey &= $aIRS[$xCC][0] & Chr(1)

Next

If $aKey Then

$aKey = StringSplit(StringTrimRight($aKey, 1), Chr(1))

_ArraySort($aKey, 0, 1)

$sHold &= '[' & $aIRSN[$iCC] & ']' & @CRLF

For $aCC = 1 To UBound($aKey) - 1

$sHold &= $aKey[$aCC] & '=' & IniRead($hIni, $aIRSN[$iCC], $aKey[$aCC], 'blahblah') & @CRLF

Next

$aKey = ''

EndIf

Next

If $sHold Then

$sHold = StringTrimRight($sHold, 2)

FileClose(FileOpen($hIni, 2))

FileWrite($hIni, $sHold)

Return 1

EndIf

Return SetError(1, 0, 0)

EndFunc

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gcue,

Did you really mean to post in thread that was over 6 1/2 years old? :huh:

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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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