File Persistence

Posted on 2000-04-11
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Last Modified: 2013-11-20
I need to develop an application which allows the user to open/save files. The data consists of a linked list of objects, each containing pointers to other objects. I also want to be able to store bitmaps/OLE objects in the objects.

What methods are available/appropriate for doing this?

Any advice will be much appreciated.

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RONSLOW earned 150 total points
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MFC's CArchive will do all the serialising for you (even when there are pointers) .. as long as your objects derive from CObject.

If you want to store OLE objects, then I'd suggest you use COleDocument which can contain COleClientItem's (which are OLE objects).  You can also then derive your objects from CDocItem and store them all in gthe COleDocument.  It will do all the serialising for you.

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