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Multiple Line Input to .ini file.

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Aloha,

I am having some trouble getting this to work:

I have a multiple line Input box that is exported to an .ini file.

When I open the ini file, it has all of the information, in the correct section, with the correct key, but when I try to read it out of the ini file, it only returns the first line of that key.

I suspect that it is a formatting issue; I may need to manipulate the text being sent to the ini file so that it fits on one line (lf or cr or something), but I am not sure if that is right, and if it is, I am not sure how to do it.

Here is some snippet of what I currently have going.

$sample_input = GUICtrlCreateInput("blah",5,500,150,90, $ES_WANTRETURN + $ES_MULTILINE)
$inputbutt = GUICtrlCreateButton("Ok", 5, 652, 60, 20)

;----------------------

While 1
  $msg1 = GUIGetMsg()

 If $msg1 = $inputbutt Then
     IniDelete("flamingo_opt.ini","Input1 Test")
     IniWrite("flamingo_opt.ini","Input1 Test","1",GuiCtrlRead($sample_input))
     ;msgbox(4096,"title",guictrlread($sample_input))
     $var = IniReadSection("flamingo_opt.ini", "Input1 Test")
        For $testi = 1 To $var[0][0]
            MsgBox(4096, "", "Key: " & $var[$testi][0] & @CRLF & "Value: " & $var[$testi][1])
        Next

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New Line is the terminator for the key value, so it is truncating there when reading back.

There is also around 255 character limit.

A suggestion is to replace the new line character with a pipe (|) or other character before writing and do the reverse when reading back.

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New Line is the terminator for the key value, so it is truncating there when reading back.

There is also around 255 character limit.

A suggestion is to replace the new line character with a pipe (|) or other character before writing and do the reverse when reading back.

OK, I thought that may be the case with the new line ending a key value.

What has the 255 char limit? The ini value?

Replacing the new line char with a pipe sounds great, but I don't know how to do it. I can't find documentation on what a multiple line input box does to text and/or don't quite understand how to add/swap a character instead of a new line.

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OK, I thought that may be the case with the new line ending a key value.

What has the 255 char limit? The ini value?

Replacing the new line char with a pipe sounds great, but I don't know how to do it. I can't find documentation on what a multiple line input box does to text and/or don't quite understand how to add/swap a character instead of a new line.

Yes the value. Has to do with the buffer size used when calling the "GetPrivateProfileString" Windows API.

Before Writing to INI:

StringReplace(contents_of_input_box, @CRLF, "|")

After Reading:

StringReplace(text_read_from_ini_file, "|", @CRLF)

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Works great. I appreciate the help.

Now I just have to consider things that may/will go over the 255 char limit.

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