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I have a file (settings.ini) that is located in the same directory as the applet on a server.  I have to read the first 10 lines separately (they are all specific properties that are separated by carriage returns).  What is the easiest way to read these values from the file into an array?  Example code would be muchly appreciated!

Thanks ahead of time for any help!
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Question by:Tempest062898
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Charmaine041198 earned 40 total points
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Hi Tempest,

The following is a Java 1.1 working example of an applet reading the first 10 lines of a file located at the applet server. I have assumed that you'll be storing the data as Strings, so I created a String array. You'll be mainly interested in the code under the method "read()".

Hope it's helpful!!

Charmaine

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// start of program
import java.applet.Applet;
import java.io.*;
import java.net.*;
import java.awt.*;

public class ReadFile extends Applet {

    private URL yourfile;
    private BufferedReader in;

    private TextArea textarea;

    public void init() {
      setLayout(new BorderLayout());
      textarea = new TextArea("Test\n",10,40);
      add("Center",textarea);
    }

    public void start() {
      read();
    }

    /**
      * Reads first 10 lines from the specified file and stores in a String array.
      * Also displays the array elements in a text area on the applet for checking purposes.
      */
    public void read() {
      try {
          yourfile = new URL("http://yourserver/test.txt");
      } catch(MalformedURLException me) {
          System.out.println("malformed URL exception\n");
      }
      try {
          in = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(myfile.openStream()));

          String inputLine;
          String array[] = new String[10];
          int i = 0;

                  // read the contents of the file into an array. Display for checking.
                  while (((inputLine = in.readLine()) != null) && (i<10)) {
            array[i] = inputLine;
            textarea.append(array[i]+"\n");
            i++;
          }
                  in.close();
      } catch(IOException ie) {
                  System.out.println("Exception thrown");
      }
    } // end read()
}
// end of program


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by:Charmaine041198
ID: 1225140
err...sorry about the alignment, it didn't look that way when I posted the answer.

Charmaine
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by:Tempest062898
ID: 1225141
What about writing to the file though?
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