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    just a friendly FYI

    i looked at alpha 4

    this is a modern day program right? using .net right?
    (i know it is)

    there should be NO .ini FILES
    this is a major bad practice!
    setting your self up for a UNICODE issues!

    settings should be stored in program Settings class(XML)
    or if you want indivual files like you have
    stored as XML files

    while you could write unicode .ini files, you would
    have to assume everyone edits text files in unicode (and they dont)
    if you didnt intend the user to edit these directly
    all the more reason not to use .ini files

    keep up the nice work


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    good at least i see when tempsettings.ini got written its encoding switched to utf-8

    that will be ok, but ugh, the use of ini files
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    now that i look at it, they not ini files at all
    not using the right format (sections and such)

    just text files, with a bad choice of extension

    switch to xml !
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    Hi Mitch,

    Many thanks for your pointers and I did consider using xml and the main reason I didn't is because there a pain to edit for the everyday person.. all the firstchild etc, I just wanted something that you can open and it's there rather than when you click on a xml file it tends to open it in explorer.

    There's always many ways to doing things and the right way isn't always the best. End users if they need to edit something prefer something simple rather than something like.. right click.. open with.. etc.. etc.

    So they are my reasons.. I'm not a coder by title, only things I've picked up over the last 7 years doing things for RoadRunner etc.. but I do always listen.

    Again thanks for your kind comments.. O and FYI.. there's an Edit Post button that you could of used to group all your posts together, rather than being post happy :-p

    Kind Regards,

    CdRsKuLL

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