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save lines to a file

Posted on 2001-08-05
Last Modified: 2010-04-02

 I know the commands of saveing the lines from say richedit, but i know in borland it saves everything in richedit at that time, how would i go about adding some lines to and end of a file
 i am not sure if this is the case in visual c++ but if anyone out there can help me it would be greatly apreciated.

 Thanks for your time...:)
Question by:a1a2
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Expert Comment

ID: 6352968
To save a line to a file in std c++:
ofstream f("target.file);
f << "Line1" << endl;
f << "Line2\n";

(The first is more portable)

Expert Comment

ID: 6352986
Well, you might want to add:

#include <fstream>
using std::ofstream;

at the begining of that code...

Expert Comment

ID: 6353071
a1a2, say your IDE where you are doing. As i know, it is not correct simply add a line,
 bacuse file format structure will changed.
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Expert Comment

ID: 6354953
I don't know about Borland's or which control are you using. If you are using the standard Win95 RichEdit control, you can get data from them with streams(once you get the data then you can save it to a file, like shown above). Check this link:


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Accepted Solution

AlexVirochovsky earned 200 total points
ID: 6360711
You can create a TStringList, and load the file into it.
Then, add each line from the string list to the rich edit control, and delete the string list.
Code may be as :
TStringList *tmpList = new TStringList;
for(int i=0;i<tmpList->Count;i++)
delete tmpList;

I hope, it helps. Alex

Author Comment

ID: 6363612
Ah, yes i get your drift, all answers have been helpful

with borland if thats the only way to do it, i guess i am screwed...:)

as the files i am loading is about 5meg full of data, so yeah maybe i have to resort to vc++

but i would of thought there was some simple command to add text/data or what ever to the end of a file with out actually opening it...

ill give it a few more days, before i award the points...thanks ya all...
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Expert Comment

ID: 6376066
hi AlexVirochovsky,
The experts in this section have agreed to post Comments rather than Answers.  This provides more help for the question asker, since more experts are likely to see and respond to the question.  The question asker will get more diverse and useful information to help him solve his problem.

It may seem like a great way to get points -- locking a question so no other experts will look at it, but it really is unfair to all involved.  So please, post comments, like everybody else.  Thanks!

hi ala2,
Is the file just plain text -- or does it have italics, font changes, tables, etc in it?

If it is just plain text, you can simply open the file, seek to the end, write some text and close it.  That would be a lot more efficient than opening it and streaming all 5MB of its data into a control and then writing it back out.

-- Dan

Author Comment

ID: 6376864
What do you mean by locking the question??
i haven't touched anything...

i offered 200 points for some advise to this question

What you said was logical, i think i should of thought about this question a bit more, cause it is relitavly easy answer, but i guess i am still new to programming, thank for your comments...:)

How do i award the points??

Author Comment

ID: 6376868
Ah, i get ya now...lol

sorry i thought you where talking to me..:)

Thanks again for your answers...:)
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Expert Comment

ID: 6377972
You have awarded the points to AlexVirochovsky.  Was that your intention?  Did you use his TStringList idea?  Or did you just append to the text file as I suggested?

From this comment...

>>What you said was logical, i think i should of thought about this question a bit more, cause it is relitavly
easy answer, ...

..which you posted right after my comment, I think that you intended to give the points to me.

Please reply.  Thanks!

-- Dan

Author Comment

ID: 6392985
Well, i did...But what can we do about it now??

ah dont worrie about it man...

If i post any more messages ill have to watch what i actually clicking...:)

thanks man....

Expert Comment

ID: 6420577
a1a2, not to worry.  AlexVirochovsky will get to keep his/her points, we do not take them away.  I will open a question for Dan_Rollins and award him 200 points for the correct answer.  These point will not come from your bank, as I will absorb the points on my side.

We all make mistakes, that inludes us Moderators.

Consider this question closed, and I take care of the rest.

Thanks all,
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