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Make a listbox item active from a read in text file

chrisj051697
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Hi

I have successfuly put together most of my first app and I'm very impressed with this language.

The problem is that I need to be able to read a short text file into a form's components, modify the form and write the text file back out.

I can make this work with TEdit boxes, but when I try to readln a line, I can capture the line but am unable to make it show up in a list box as the highlighted item

line 2 of text file = "USR 28.8 External"    I need this to be the active entry in a list box as such


LISTBOX1 STRINGS
Cardinal 28.8 Internal
Cardinal 33.6 External
USR 28.8 External   (>THIS NEEDS TO BE THE ACTIVE LINE)
Zoom ~~````                 (OF THE LIST BOX)


My second part of my problem is with another list box. I can read a file into it and delete an item from it, but how do I rewrite the remaining lines back out to the original file such that the deletede entry is not in the re-writen text file..

Any help would be most appreciated

Thanks In Advance



Chris

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part 1:

for x := 0 to ListBox1.items.count-1 do
begin
  if ListBox1.items[x] = 'USR 28.8 External' then
     ListBox1.itemindex := x;
end;

part 2:
ListBox1.items.loadFromFile('FileName');
{make changes...}
ListBox1.items.SaveToFile('FileName');

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Thanks for the help

With part 1, I was getting a type mismatch error in the "if" staement.  Put this looks like is does the job. I'll have to figure out what I was doing wrong

For part two, I was playing with "Assign File" routines. This looks much cleaner.

Chris
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