Talk:Using INI Files

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This part of the example is superfluous:

    if not FileExists(IniFile) then begin
        Sett := TIniFile.Create(IniFile);
        Sett.UpdateFile;                // Create empty file.;

You can use TIniFile.ReadXXX on a non existing file: it will return the value you supplied as "default" (it does the same for an empty file). --Bart (talk) 23:53, 24 April 2021 (CEST)

OK, I have in my notes not to do that but I cannot demonstrate it leading to problems now ! So I don't know where I got that idea from. I will remove that section, thanks Bart. --Dbannon (talk) 02:24, 25 April 2021 (CEST)

About ifoWriteStringBoolean

"Warning: The current implementation if TIniFile.ReadBool has an odd behaviour: if you do only specify the ifoWriteStringBoolean option, but omit the TIniFile.BoolTrueStrings array, TIniFile.ReadBool will always return false, regardless of what is contained in the .ini file."
I asked on the ML wether that is intentional or a bug.--Bart (talk) 13:08, 16 March 2022 (CET)