Hi everyone, I was hoping that someone can help me with my code.
I have been reviewing GetPrivateProfileString and overall I believe that I have a basic understanding of it. I am trying to read this Ini file which ill list further down but the issue I have with the code is when I compile it, there is a error in regards to access violation that apprears during debuging.
As well what I would like to note too is where "LPSTR szResult = "\0",if I take out the null value and compile it, the code in turns says run time check failure #3. The Variable 'szResult' is being used without being initialized.
I am wondering what I have been doing wrong in the code and would appreciate any assistance to fixing the code as well as any advice you can share with me in regards to GetPrivateProfileString.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and the code. Hope to read some great advice and assistance to fixing this code.
The INI file I am trying to Read:
Times= 212 332
Huh, didnt know about that. Learned something new, appreciate it kbw.
yes, i would need this to cast as well, but i think at the moment im just trying to get something back besides errors.
Ok, so i would need to rethink changing the ReadKeyString to be specified to unicode and in turn this will help it run? Or is the entire structure of the program wrong and i need to rethink how to code this again? Would that also mean that I would need to not use LPCTSTR too?
As well when i was looking for GetPrivateProfileString examples they really didnt show or explain conversions with this function, so i appreciate you letting me know about this.
Could you explain this to me in a bit more detail please? Just want to make sure I know exactly how things work just in case in the furture I need to use this function for another program. Thank you.
IF you take a look at that LPTSTR thing and its defivatives (LPCTSTR ...), you'll find that the definition changes with Unicode settings. If you're using the native Uncode interface, it's defined to be a wchar_t*; if _UNICODE is not defined, it's defined as a char*. As your code mostly uses these definitions, you don't need to change them.
wchar_t* szResult= L"\0"; //changed this to be more unicode friendly
//Changed LPSTR to LPWSTR so it can return the szResult
LPWSTR ReadKeyString(LPCTSTR szSection, LPCTSTR szKey, LPCTSTR szDefaultValue, LPCTSTR m_szFileName)
m_lRetVal = GetPrivateProfileString(szSection, szKey, szDefaultValue, szResult //when i look szResult shows that the argument of type "wchar_T*" is incompatible with parameter type LPSTR
, 255, m_szFileName);
int _tmain(int argc, _TCHAR* argv)
LPWSTR ReadKeyString(LPCTSTR, LPCTSTR, LPCTSTR, LPCTSTR);
test = ReadKeyString(_T("Core"), _T("Location"), _T("?"), _T("C:\\PARAM.INI"));
std::cout << "test " << test << std::endl;
Guess what im trying to understand is how to get past the error in which it cannot convert that parameter from 'wchar_t *' to 'LPSTR'. Feel like im on the right track but hope im not still doing this wrong.
yes, it makes a lot more sense now when it comes down to how i had it previously.
Its helped me with understanding the actual function overall and how there are 2 differnet getprofilestrings that the system can call threw the regards of ASCII and Unicode as well as conversion and knowing the size is important.
Now All i gotta do is find a way to fix the szResult incompatability param on line 11 and ill be all set! Would greatly appreciate this final help kbw.
Its all good, kbw. I found the issue after rethinking about what you had told me about the LPCSTR as well as the code being ASCII/Unicode friendly. It now runs.
Though I did get 2 warnings in regards to
(the returning address being local/temp and the buffer being a unreferenced local variable)
it looks like it found what i was looking for but would those be any trouble in your opinion if left unchecked?
Really Glad to have had your help and once again appreciate it!
Looks like I can go to the next steps of what i want to do with it. Also was thinking about printing the entire INI file to the console but that shouldnt be that hard (hopefully haha)
// This is the code I was able to get, though with 2 warnings C4172 and C4101