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Posted on 2004-09-02
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Hi, I've managed to embed a text file into a textbox on a form when i click a button, but I'm trying to get it so I can edit the text document in the textbox and then click a button to save it. I've managed to make it save but it always saves the new information plus the old information in the text file. Is there a way to erase everything in the text document and then save the new information on top?

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mpaver
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by:RonaldBiemans
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how are you reading and writing the text, with a streamreader  and writer ?
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by:mpaver
ID: 11961962
sorry, it's a stremreader, but I will change if you solution works. The thing is, I'm using the same code for saveing the file as I use for registering a new user, it reads the users text file for exisitng lines and enters the saved user on the next line. I need it to do something similar to this, but instead delete it all and then save. The code for the save function is;

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        Dim nr As Integer = FreeFile()
        Dim FileName As String
        Dim n As Integer
        Dim gettext As String
        Dim text() As String
        Dim enter As Boolean = False

        'Opening file
        FileName = "\\shelborn\Database\MIS\users.reg"
        FileOpen(nr, Filename, OpenMode.Input)  'Open file for output.


            Do While Not EOF(nr)
                'get those users!!
                gettext = LineInput(nr)
                text = gettext.Split(",")
                For n = 0 To text.Length - 1
                    text(n) = text(n).Trim("""")
                Next
            Try
                If text(0) = txtUsers.Text Then
                    enter = True
                    Exit Do
                End If
            Catch ex As Exception
                'try-catch-statement if line has no more than one argument... (just in case)
            End Try
        Loop

        'Close file
        FileClose(nr)

        If enter = False Then
            accepted = True

            'Opening file
            FileName = "\\shelborn\Database\MIS\users.reg"
            FileOpen(nr, FileName, OpenMode.Append)

            'Write all settings to file
            WriteLine(nr, txtUsers.Text) 'Checkbox1

            'Close file
            FileClose(nr)

        ElseIf enter = True Then
            MsgBox("User already exists!")
        End If

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The code for the text box stremreader is;

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        Dim users As StreamReader

        users = New StreamReader("\\Shelborn\Database\MIS\users.reg")
        txtUsers.Text = users.ReadToEnd
        users.Close()
        txtUsers.Select(0, 0)

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I have 3 buttons;

- one which opens the text file in notepad,
- one which opens the text file in the textbox (the streamreader),
- and one that is meant to save the file.

I'm also hoping in the future to add a search facility.

Thanks

Matthew Paver
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by:mpaver
ID: 11961975
forgot to mention the button and text box names;

- save button is btnSave (Duh!)
- button that shows text in textbox is btnChange
- show text file in notepad button is btnShow
- the textbox name is txtUsers

Thanks

matthew paver
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RonaldBiemans earned 200 total points
ID: 11962235
Hi Mpayer,

just change this

           FileOpen(nr, FileName, OpenMode.Append)

to this

           FileOpen(nr, FileName, OpenMode.output)

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