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how to make a default file name in a save file dialog for users

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hi everybody...I wanna know how to make a default file name in a save file dialog for users
and I want to open a text file in VB ...how can I do that....?

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Question by:starstarhk
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jjafferr earned 25 total points
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Hi starstarhk,
This is the second part of your question:

           Open "C:\DeleteMe.txt" For Input As #1    ' Open file for input.
            Do While Not EOF(1)    ' Loop until end of file.

            Line Input #1, TextLine    ' Read line into variable.
' do something here
           Loop
           Close #1            'Close the input file and move to the next file


Hope this helps

jaffer
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by:starstarhk
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but I am using FileSystemObject, the object name is SaveDialog..

SaveDialog.CancelError = True
    On Error GoTo ErrHandler
       SaveDialog.DialogTitle = "Save your File!"
    SaveDialog.Filter = "Text File(*.txt)|*.txt|"
    SaveDialog.ShowSave
    fileName = SaveDialog.fileName
       If Not FSO.FileExists(fileName) Then ' if not exist→Create
       Set TS = FSO.CreateTextFile(fileName)
    Else  ' if exist→Open
       Set TS = FSO.CreateTextFile(fileName, ForWriting)
   End If



And how to open a text file...is it ShellExecuteEX(....,.....)?
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I don't know about FileSystemObject and SaveDialog, I have a different way to do it, its through a module. If you wish, I can provided to you.

Now for your second part,
Do you want to open a txt file and read its content from VB,
(I already gave you the answer for this option)
OR
Open a txt file in notepade?
Dim myProcess as New Process()
myProcess.StartInfo.FileName = "Notepad.exe"
myProcess.StartInfo.WindowStyle = ProcessWindowStyle.Maximized
myProcess.Start()

jaffer
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by:crazycomputers
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According to MSDN:

"In the CommonDialog control, you can set the FileName property before opening a dialog box to set an initial filename."

SaveDialog.FileName = "default file.txt"   ' for example
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Agreed.
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