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getProfileStringUTF8(iniPath[, section][, entry])

Last updated July 24, 2012

author

Pyae Phyoe Shein

Version: 1 | Requires: CF9 | Library: CFMLLib

Description:
It supports to translate any unicode-based language instead of using GetProfileString which doesn't support Unicode (UTF-8). See http://help.adobe.com/en_US/ColdFusion/10.0/CFMLRef/WSc3ff6d0ea77859461172e0811cbec22c24-7c62.html

Return Values:
Returns the value of the entry if found, otherwise an empty string

Example:

<cfoutput>#getProfileStringUTF8("/path/to/my.ini", "section", "key")#</cfoutput>

Parameters:

Name Description Required
iniPath Full path to ini file to parse. Yes
section Section of the ini file to parse. No
entry Entry within that section to return value of. No

Full UDF Source:

/**
 * Unicode language translator ((UTF-8))
 * version 0.1 by Pyae Phyoe Shein
 * version 1.0 by Adam Cameron - code tidy &amp; return a value rather than output it.  Added support for sections, as per getProfileString(). Make function usage analogous to getProfileString()
 * 
 * @param iniPath 	 Full path to ini file to parse. (Required)
 * @param section 	 Section of the ini file to parse. (Optional)
 * @param entry 	 Entry within that section to return value of. (Optional)
 * @return Returns the value of the entry if found, otherwise an empty string 
 * @author Pyae Phyoe Shein (pyaephyoeshein@gmail.com) 
 * @version 1.0, July 24, 2012 
 */
function getProfileStringUTF8(iniPath, section, entry) {
	var iniFile		= "";
	var line		= "";
	var inSection	= false;

	section		= "[#section#]";
	
	try {
		iniFile = fileOpen(iniPath, "read", "UTF-8");
		line	= "";
		
		// scan the file for the section
		while (!fileIsEOF(iniFile)) {
			line = FileReadLine(iniFile);

			// keep track if we've found the correct section
			if (line == section){
				inSection = true;
				continue;
			}
			
			// if we're in the correct section and we find a match, we're done: return its value
			if (inSection && listFirst(line, "=") == entry){
				return listRest(line, "=");
			}
			
			// if we get to another section, then we didn't find the match: exit
			if (inSection && reFind("^\s*\[[^\]]+\]", line)){
				return "";
			}
		}
	}
	catch (any e){
		rethrow;
	}
	finally {
		fileClose(iniFile);
	}
	// we got to the end of the file and didn't find it
	return "";
}
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