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Load config files

, 6 Sep 2006
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Load an ini file to configure own application
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this class is to read ini files

using System;
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;
using System.Text;
using System.Windows.Forms;

namespace touzasClass
    public static class config{
        public static string ruta = System.Windows.Forms.Application.StartupPath + @"\config.ini";
        public static IniFile ini = new IniFile(ruta);

        public static string getKeyValue(string section, string key){
            string tmp = String.Empty;
            tmp = ini.IniReadValue(section, key);
            return tmp;

    public class IniFile {
        public string path;

        private static extern long WritePrivateProfileString(string section, string key,string val,string filePath);
        private static extern int GetPrivateProfileString(string section,
            string key,string def, StringBuilder retVal, int size,string filePath);

        public IniFile(string INIPath) {
            path = INIPath;
        public void IniWriteValue(string Section,string Key,string Value) {
        public string IniReadValue(string Section,string Key) {
            StringBuilder temp = new StringBuilder(255);
            int i = GetPrivateProfileString(Section,Key,"",temp, 255, this.path);
            return temp.ToString();

==================================== SAMPLE  ============================================

string server = string.empty;
server = config.getKeyValue("Configuracion", "SERVIDOR")
--- RESULT ---
server = "localhost"

==================================== ARCHIVO config.ini ============================================

SERVIDOR = localhost
DATABASE = dbPruebas
USUARIO = userdb
CLAVE = pwd


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About the Author

Javier Lema
Software Developer (Senior)
Spain Spain
Hi, My name is Javier Lema, i work in galicia (spain) as c#, php analist.

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QuestionINI is old stuff Pin
Henize23-Sep-06 20:51
memberHenize23-Sep-06 20:51 
AnswerRe: INI is old stuff Pin
kasparovthe215-Oct-09 2:44
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