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How to do the saving format?

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hi, I am new to delphi, I got a program where user can do the editing, saving...
 now the problem is after the user edit the template and do some changes inside template and click the finish button,the previus template will be replace..
 so what i need to do is to add one more feature, there are ad in the saving file,when the finish button is click I will prompt out either replace or save to other template name...so pls  help me thanks a lot....can I use the save dialog box?????
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Tomas Helgi Johannsson earned 50 total points
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Hi!

Use a modify-flagg which is true if and only if the user edit the template and false otherwise. Then use this flagg to trigger a question window (a modal window with 3 buttons ="Save to current filename","Save to other filename","Cancel") when user hits the Finish button. Then use the result of the question window to save the template to a different filename or save it to the current filename.
And yes, you can and should use the save-dialog box.

Regards,
Tomas Helgi
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Hi

Just to let you know that if you use the save-dialog component from Delphi, it will automatically notice if the user tries to save a file that is already on the drive.  

It will then ask the user if they wish to save over the file and offer yes/no as options.  If they select no, then they can rename the file they want to save.
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now I have creat the savedialog..but it prompt to save it in to the other file...the first one it can save to the file that I want but in second n third cant....how to do this..because the previous is save in the 3 format of file...in different function...now i have to combine 3 format ...and do the saving...
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lbseong, can you give me an example of what you are trying to do.  then i shall try to help you.
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but the file is very big...can u tell me ur eamil...than i can sebd u the file ok?
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lbseong, send the file to sabresoftsystems@usa.net

when you email it to me, give me an explaination on the problem and i shall see if i can help you.
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lbseong - You never send the file.  Have you solved your problem?  If so you should close this question.
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dear Sabre..
sorry cause this few day i am sick..now i send to u..
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Sabre,

Experts-Exchange is a knowledge sharing site. Problems, and their solutions should be discussed on line through these question threads, so that all participants on the site can benefit from the discussion.

I'm closing this question as lbseong's account has been suspended for several different types of abuse of the EE system, one of which was displayed here - failure to provide feedback. (PS - that in *itself* of course is insufficient reason to warrant a suspension, but trust me, lbseong has been up to no good in many different ways).

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reduced points to zero and force-accepted first comment
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Sorry to hear of the problems Modder.  I thought that at least if i saw the problem that lbseong was trying to solve i could better describe it here for others along with any answer that could be offered.  

Since both Tomas Helgi and myself had already supplied an answer to what we understood was the question i felt that perhaps the language barrier was an issue so thought i could help in that respect to at least define the question for lbseong on seeing it myself.

I fully understand and support your point of "problems, and their solutions should be discussed on line through these question threads, so that all participants on the site can benefit from the discussion."

I do feel though that Tomas Helgi should have been awarded the points for this question.

Sabre.

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No problem... I forgot though - how many points was this question for again?
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If i remember correctly it was 50 although i am not 100% sure.  Perhaps Tomas Helgi can correct me on that.

I just thought that since lbseong was at fault it would be unfair if others were not rewarded for doing their part of participating and thus perpetuate the fault.

Glad to see however, that fairness is still alive and well.

Sabre
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OK. Upped the points to 50. If I don't get any further notifs I'll assume that that was the correct figure.

Cheers


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 Hi!
Sabre, You were right. It was 50 points.

Thanks,
Tomas Helgi
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No problem Tomas, the points are not important - the EE community spirit is the thing that matters.

Thanks Modder.

Sabre.
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