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  • DO declare
    LOCAL lcFilename
    lcFilename = "c:\Temp\test.ini"
    = CreateFile(lcFilename)
    *** Technique 1
    * adding empty sections
    = WritePrivateProfileSection("General",   "", lcFilename)
    = WritePrivateProfileSection("Language",  "", lcFilename)
    = WritePrivateProfileSection("Devices",   "", lcFilename)
    = WritePrivateProfileSection("Uninstall", "", lcFilename)
    = WritePrivateProfileSection("Old Brown Shoe", "", lcFilename)
    *** Technique 2
    * adding key names and associated values to existing sections
    = WritePrivateProfileSection("General",;
        "startdir=C:\"     + Chr(0) +;
        "resolution=high"  + Chr(0) +;
        "delay=500"        + Chr(0) +;
        "security=default" + Chr(0),;
    = WritePrivateProfileSection("Language",;
        "Active=English" + Chr(0),;
    = WritePrivateProfileSection("Devices",;
        "Default=Fork"   + Chr(0) +;
        "Active=Spoon"   + Chr(0) +;
        "Emergency=Hand" + Chr(0),;
    *** Technique 3
    * adding new section and a key in one step
    = WritePrivateProfileSection("Environment",;
        "Active=Testing" + Chr(0),;
    *** Technique 4
    * adding new key to a section which exists
    = WritePrivateProfileString("General",;
        "datapath", "C:\App\Data", lcFilename)
    *** Technique 5
    * replacing existing key
    = WritePrivateProfileString("General",;
        "startdir", "C:\App", lcFilename)
    *** Technique 6
    * adding new key to the section, which does not exist
    = WritePrivateProfileString("Very Important Section",;
        "Urgent action", "Do not care", lcFilename)
    PROCEDURE CreateFile(lcFilename)
        IF FILE(lcFilename)
            DELETE FILE (lcFilename)
        hFile = FCREATE(lcFilename)
        = FCLOSE(hFile)
    PROCEDURE declare
        DECLARE WritePrivateProfileSection IN kernel32;
            STRING lpAppName, STRING lpString,;
            STRING lpFileName
        DECLARE WritePrivateProfileString IN kernel32;
            STRING lpAppName, STRING lpKeyName,;
            STRING lpString, STRING lpFileName

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    Created: 2001-09-04 12:00:00  
    Modified: 2011-09-16 19:01:14  
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