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My application is dialog based,
i would like to know how could i write data into a file , that which i read from the combo box and when i start my application, read from the file and initliaze the combo bo with the file content .
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Question by:charul
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I would go the simple way, with a CFile object.

Off the top of my head:

Writing:

CFile    file(_T("mycombo.cnt"), CFile::modeCreate);
CString  szItem;

for(int i=0;i<m_combo.GetCount();i++) {
 m_combo.GetLBText(i, szItem);
 file.WriteString(szItem);
 file.WriteString(_T("\n"));
}

Reading:
CFile    file(_T("mycombo.cnt"), CFile::modeRead);
CString  szItem;

m_combo.ResetContent();
while( file.ReadString(szItem) ) {
 m_combo.AddString(szItem);
}

Note: you should encapsultae this in try..catch for file exceptions and add some customization.
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by:charul
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I think WriteString is not a member of CFile class, in the above code that u have mentioned.
Please look into it.
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by:charul
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WriteString is a member function of CArchive class should i have an object of that and the use WriteString to write into the file
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Sorry, replace CFile by CStdioFile.
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by:charul
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why is _T used while creating the file. I am getting an exception when executing this code.
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_T is the macro to handle Unicode or ANSI text literals.

If you program is always going to be compiled as ANSI (8 bits per character), just leave it out.
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