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Function Get-IniContent {
        Gets the content of an INI file

        Gets the content of an INI file and returns it as a hashtable

        Author        : Oliver Lipkau <[email protected]>
        Blog        :
        Source        :
        Version        : 1.0 - 2010/03/12 - Initial release
                      1.1 - 2014/12/11 - Typo (Thx SLDR)
                                         Typo (Thx Dave Stiff)

        #Requires -Version 2.0



    .Parameter FilePath
        Specifies the path to the input file.

        $FileContent = Get-IniContent "C:\myinifile.ini"
        Saves the content of the c:\myinifile.ini in a hashtable called $FileContent

        $inifilepath | $FileContent = Get-IniContent
        Gets the content of the ini file passed through the pipe into a hashtable called $FileContent

        C:\PS>$FileContent = Get-IniContent "c:\settings.ini"
        Returns the key "Key" of the section "Section" from the C:\settings.ini file


        [ValidateScript( { (Test-Path $_) -and ((Get-Item $_).Extension -eq ".ini") })]
        [Parameter(ValueFromPipeline = $True, Mandatory = $True)]

    { Write-Verbose "$($MyInvocation.MyCommand.Name):: Function started" }

    Process {
        Write-Verbose "$($MyInvocation.MyCommand.Name):: Processing file: $Filepath"

        $ini = @{ }
        switch -regex -file $FilePath {
            "^\[(.+)\]$" { # Section
                $section = $matches[1]
                $ini[$section] = @{ }
                $CommentCount = 0
            "^(;.*)$" { # Comment
                if (!($section)) {
                    $section = "No-Section"
                    $ini[$section] = @{ }
                $value = $matches[1]
                $CommentCount = $CommentCount + 1
                $name = "Comment" + $CommentCount
                $ini[$section][$name] = $value
            "(.+?)\s*=\s*(.*)" { # Key
                if (!($section)) {
                    $section = "No-Section"
                    $ini[$section] = @{ }
                $name, $value = $matches[1..2]
                $ini[$section][$name] = $value
        Write-Verbose "$($MyInvocation.MyCommand.Name):: Finished Processing file: $FilePath"
        Return $ini

    { Write-Verbose "$($MyInvocation.MyCommand.Name):: Function ended" }

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