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Hashtable read text file???

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I've searched all my books and the Internet and cannot find a good example to read a text file into a hashtable. My text file is tab delimited as such below)and I need to load them into a hashtable as a DNS cashe...... Help.........

123.123.123.123      www.mywebsite.com
111.222.333.444      www.nowebsite.com
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    static Hashtable ReadFromFile(string filename)
    {
    StreamReader SR;
    string S;
    Hashtable ret = new Hashtable
    SR=File.OpenText(filename);
    S=SR.ReadLine();
    while(S!=null)
    {
         string [] tmp = S.Split("\t");
         if(tmp.Count == 2) {
              if(!ret.Contains(tmp[0]) {
                    ret.add(tmp[0], tmp[1])
              } else {
                    how do you want to handle duplicate entries ?
              }
         } else {
              throw new system.exception("bad data");
         }
    S=SR.ReadLine();
    }
    SR.Close();
    }
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by:gregoryyoung
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btw this will most likely require a little editing no compiler here this sec so just typed here.
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by:kvnsdr
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  I like the coding. I have an error in my code that says:

"Index was outside the bounds of the array"

All I changed was SR = File.OpenText("MyFile.txt");  

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somnatic earned 500 total points
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i hope gregoryyoung won't kill me for editing his code ;)
try this .. works for me .. and .. don't forget the using System.IO; Statement



            private void button1_Click(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
            {
                  Hashtable r = ReadFromFile("d:\\testtab.txt");
            }
            static Hashtable ReadFromFile(string filename)
            {
                  StreamReader SR;
                  string S;
                  Hashtable ret = new Hashtable();
                  SR=File.OpenText(filename);
                  S=SR.ReadLine();
                  while(S!=null)
                  {
                        string [] tmp = S.Split('\t');
                        if(tmp.Length == 2)
                        {
                              if(!ret.Contains(tmp[0]) )
                              {
                                    ret.Add(tmp[0], tmp[1]);
                              }
                              else
                              {
                              }
                        }
                        else
                        {
                              throw new System.Exception("bad data");
                        }
                        S=SR.ReadLine();
                  }
                  SR.Close();

                  return ret;
            }
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by:gregoryyoung
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jeeze forget a return statement typing without a compiler and lose all credit ... nice one.
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you forgot the semicolon somewhere at the beginning ;) ..

any way to shift points ?
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