Question on DIsplaying a File

Posted on 2002-07-09
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Last Modified: 2010-04-01
I have a dialog box and i want to display the contents of a help file within the dialog box. I am currently trying Cstdio::Open and if that fails I use CFile::Read to read some of it into a string and display that in a seperate message box(which is undesireable).

Is there a way to make CStdio::Open display the file in the current dialog box and if not is there a function that will display the entire help file in the dialog box?
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I don't understand your question.

Are you trying to avoid using CFile::Read?

Please explain exactly what you want to do.

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yes, I am trying to avoid using CFile::Read (because I would have to use a seperate messagebox to display whatever i read out of the file).  The help file is opened via a button click in a dialog box, and I am trying to find out if CStdio::Open will/is able to display the contents of the help file within that dialog box or, if there is another function that will do that.
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>>I am trying to find out if CStdio::Open will/is able to
>>display the contents of the help file within that dialog
>>box or, if there is another function that will do that.

No.  CStdio::Open by itself can not display the contents of the file.

You need to use Read or ReadString in conjunction with CStdio::Open.

If you're having problems with multiple CStdio::Open's calls to the same file, you can close the file after reading the required data, so that other CStdio::Open commands can succeed.
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