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Posted on 2004-04-21
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I have a webservice that takes a base64 encoded string and converts it to xml, and then writes it out to a file.

Here is the code that creates the base64 string:

MemoryStream memStream = new MemoryStream();
                        TextWriter writer = new StreamWriter(memStream);
                        TextReader reader = new StreamReader(this.txtPath.Text);
                        writer.Write(reader.ReadToEnd());
                        writer.Close();
                        param = Convert.ToBase64String(memStream.ToArray();


And here is the code that reads the base64 string back to text (xml):

public string Add(string Base64Binary)
            {
                  try
                  {
                        MemoryStream memStream = new MemoryStream(Convert.FromBase64String(Base64Binary));
                        TextReader reader = new StreamReader(memStream);
                        string temp = reader.ReadToEnd();
                        FileStream strm = new FileStream(Server.MapPath(Guid.NewGuid().ToString() + ".xml"), FileMode.Create, FileAccess.Write);
                        TextWriter writer = new StreamWriter(strm);
                        writer.Write(temp);
                        strm.Close();
                        return "Ack";
                  }

The thing is: The file, when I open it, seems to be truncated! Have any of you guys run into this problem before, and know what's going on? Thanks!
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Need to flush the writer. It's onoly writing the first 1024 characters.

TextWriter writer = new StreamWriter(strm);
 writer.Write(temp);
writer.Flush();
 strm.Close();


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closing the writer should work too (it should flush first).  In the original code you close the underlying stream instead of the writer, which is why it truncated.
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I am gonna try this first thing tomorrow morning.. THANKS MAN! I have a good feeling about this one hehehe
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You should. I actually tested the code for once. ;)
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Thank you! I knew it was some "mundane detail" (from office space). =]]
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Proper use of "flair" will often overcome those "mundane details".
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Hahah, dfiala13 you're a cool guy. =]]
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and smart! 153003 pts in one month! ! dang. you've got lots of flair. =]
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blush, blush
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