writeString

Summary

Changes a value in a .ini file.

Method of

WinProfile object

Syntax

Boolean writeString ( String section, String key, String value);

Parameters

The method has the following parameters:

section
Section in the file, such as "boot" or "drivers".
key
The key in that section whose value to change.
value
The new value.

Returns

True if successfully scheduled, otherwise, false.

Description

The writeString method is similar to the Windows API function WritePrivateProfileString. To delete an existing value, supply null as the value parameter. Unlike the WritePrivateProfileString function, this method does not support using a null key to delete an entire section. Values are not actually written until performInstall is called.

Example

To set the name of the wallpaper file from the desktop section of the win.ini file, use this call:

ini = getWinProfile (getFolder("Windows"), "win.ini");
ini.writeString ("Desktop", "Wallpaper", "newpathname");

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