Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#1828 closed Bug (No Bug)

Strange behavior with IniWrite

Reported by: Tlem Owned by:
Milestone: Component: AutoIt
Version: Severity: None
Keywords: Cc:


Hello, a member of the French forum point us for a strange behavior of the WriteIni command if you use FileOpenDialog before and don't specifies the path of the ini file.

This is the simple test script :

#include <GUIConstants.au3>

Global $Var = "C:\MyDir1\MyDir2\MyDir3\MyFile.exe"

$Button1 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Get File Path", 5, 5, 80, 40)
$Button2 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Write ini", 90, 5, 80, 40)

While 1
    $nMsg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $nMsg
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE

        Case $Button1
            $Var = FileOpenDialog("Select a file", @DesktopDir, "(*.*)")

		Case $Button2
            IniWrite("Test.ini", "Parameters", "Var", $Var)


If you click "Write ini" button before doing anything else, the file is created.
If you click "Get File Path" button before, the IniWrite action doesn't work ...

After some searches, we have noticed that if we specifies the path of the ini file, the IniWrite action always work ...

The documentation doesn't specifies if the full path of the inifile must be used. So is it a bug or did we miss something?

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comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by Jos

  • Resolution set to No Bug
  • Status changed from new to closed

From the Helpfile FileOpenDialog:


Separate the file filters with a semicolon as shown in the example.
Multiple groups of filters are separated by a pipe "|".

If default name is given, options must also be given. If none of the options are wanted, use 0 for options.

Special Windows folders (such as "My Documents") can sometimes be set as the init dir; see Appendix.

@WorkingDir is changed on successful return.

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by Tlem

I nevertheless read the help of both functions, but I had not dreaded the impact of this little sentence.

Thank you very much.

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