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Reading data from INI files

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INI files are regular text files, except the data inside the file is structured.

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  • Writing to INI file
  • Reading entries from Event logs
  • Writing entries to custom Event Log
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    2770 bytes  
    Created: 2001-09-04 12:00:00  
    Modified: 2016-02-25 09:23:01  
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    The target file should conform to the regular INI file format:

    Under some conditions this function applied to Win.Ini can read the corresponding Registry values instead the real file.

    Msdn: Calls to private profile functions may be mapped to the registry instead of to the specified initialization files.

    Apply this function to Win.Ini and check the results.
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