Updating Text File

Posted on 2003-02-24
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-05-01
i have a game that stores the high score in a text file.

i'm adding a "second place" Label on the form but whenever i try to update the text file i keep getting the "input past end of file" error.

can anyone let me know what i am doing wrong?

here is the code:

Private Sub enterscore_Click()

If Val(playerscore) > Val(scorelabel) Then
initials = InputBox("Enter Your Initials", "First Place")
gamer = initials

Open "C:\WINDOWS\score.txt" For Output As #1
Print #1, playerscore
Print #1, gamer
Close #1

ElseIf Val(playerscore) > Val(scorelabel2) Then
initials2 = InputBox("Enter Your Initials", "Second Place")
gamer2 = initials2

Open "C:\WINDOWS\score.txt" For Output As #1
Print #1, playerscore
Print #1, gamer2
Close #1
MsgBox "Try Again"
End If

' to refresh the scores
Dim HighScore, gameplayer, HighScore2, gameplayer2
Open "C:\WINDOWS\score.txt" For Input As #1
Input #1, HighScore
Input #1, gameplayer
Input #1, HighScore2
Input #1, gameplayer2
scorelabel = HighScore
gamer = gameplayer
scorelabel2 = HighScore2
gamer2 = gameplayer2
Close #1
Question by:RunToTheHills
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QJohnson earned 400 total points
ID: 8008819
When you open the file for Output, you erase its contents to replace them with your own.  If you want to add to the existing contents, as seems your intent here, you have to open in Append mode.

Since you wrote only two items to the file when you last opened it for output, your attempt to read beyond the second item is generating your error.


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