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dosReadINI(string FileName, string SectionName, string KeyName)

Returns the value of the specified key from a specified section of a specified INI file. INI files are text files that allow storage of strings within organized keys within organized sections. INI files are a standard file format, therefore this method may be used to read INI files created by other applications as long as the INI file conforms to the standard format. 

Parameters :
FileName : A string specifying the drive, location and name of the INI file to read. For example, "C:\Docs\MyDoc.ini" on Windows or "My Mac:Docs:My Doc" on MacOS. On Windows, all files and folders in the pathname may be specified by their Windows name or MS-DOS name. 
SectionName : A string specifying the section to read the key's value from. This parameter is case insensitive. This parameter must contain at least one character, no ] and no enters. 
KeyName : A string specifying the key whose value to return. This parameter is case insensitive. This parameter must contain at least one character, no =, no enters and must not start with a [. 

Return Value : A string with the value of the specified key within the specified section within the specified file. An empty string is returned if an error occurred, however an empty string may also denote an empty string as the value of the specified key. Call dosGetLastError() to determine whether an error occurred and if yes, what was it's cause. 

Possible Returned Error Codes via dosGetLastError() :
10002 : Invalid format for parameter 2. The section name is an empty string, contains a ] or contains enters. 
10003 : Invalid format for parameter 3. The key name is an empty string, contains a =, contains enters or starts with a [. 
10014 : File expected. A reference to a drive or folder was given. 
10016 : File not found. 
10024 : Bad INI file. The INI file specified is in an invalid format. 
10025 : Section not found. The INI file specified does not contain the specified section. 
10026 : Key not found. The INI file specified does not contain the specified key within the specified section. 



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