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Posted on 2003-11-13
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When I run this code, the data I want to write will not be written to the file.  After a few failed attempts at making this work, I set some breakpoints, and all of the variables are being set correctly, as is the code in the While loop.  For some reason, though, the data I am trying to write to the file is still never written.

ratings(theindex) = txtrating.Text
names(theindex) = MediaPlayer1.FileName
Open "ratings.txt" For Output As #1
    Dim appenddata As String
    theindex = 0
    While theindex < 10000 And names(theindex) <> ""
        appenddata = names(theindex) & "¦" & rating(theindex)
        Print #1, appenddata
        DoEvents
        theindex = theindex + 1
    Wend
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by:bobbit31
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what is in ratings and names?

ratings(theindex) = txtrating.Text
names(theindex) = MediaPlayer1.FileName

what is the initial theindex?

can you give example of data in ratings and names and expected output
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by:darkshadow88
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theindex starts at zero. I am making an MP3 player, and one function is rating songs and playing back at a frequency based on the rating.  ratings is an array that stores the ratings on a 100-point scale, and names is an array that stores the filenames.  An example of my expected output is:

E:\My Music\Less Than Jake\Less Than Jake - All My Best Friends Are Metalheads.mp3¦75

which would be the path to the mp3 file, followed by a delimiter, then the rating.
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by:darkshadow88
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Never mind... I fixed the problem by using the full path to the text file.
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by:gajendra
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Then you ought to search your disk - the previous ratings.txt must also have been made.

In some default folder like My Documents ... or something.

Gajendra
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