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C#: WriteByte New Line ???

Posted on 2004-09-24
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I'm writing bytes to a text file and currently experiencing continuous lines. I've searched the Internet and MSDN and cannot find a method that works correctly.....

Q. How can I write each byte on a new line ???

Current Code:
fs = new FileStream("SyslogTest.txt", FileMode.Append, FileAccess.Write, FileShare.Read);
foreach (byte bNext in sendBytes)
{
fs.WriteByte(bNext);
}
fs.Close();


Alternate Code:
fs = new FileStream("SyslogTest.txt", FileMode.Append, FileAccess.Write, FileShare.Read);
for(int i = 0; i < str.Length; i++)
{
fs.WriteByte(sendBytes[i]);            
}
fs.Close();
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Question by:kvnsdr
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by:eternal_21
ID: 12145136
Do this:

  foreach (byte bNext in sendBytes)
  {
    fs.WriteByte(bNext);
    fs.WriteByte(Convert.ToByte('\r'));
    fs.WriteByte(Convert.ToByte('\n'));
  }
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by:eternal_21
ID: 12145155
Or even better, this:

  byte[] newLine = System.Text.ASCIIEncoding.ASCII.GetBytes(Environment.NewLine);
  foreach (byte bNext in sendBytes)
  {
    fs.WriteByte(bNext);
    fs.Write(newLine, 0, newLine.Length);
  }
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by:kvnsdr
ID: 12145591
Well, both examples break the entire byte into individual characters and writes each on a new line like so:

T
h
i
s

a

s
e
n
t
e
n
c
e

My goal is to provide the following results:

This is a sentence
This is a sentence
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by:drichards
ID: 12145819
How do you know when the lines end?  If you can figure that out, just use the code already given to add the CRLF pair to the ends of the lines instead of after each character.

If each 'sendbytes' is a line, just output the CRLF after outputting all the bytes.

  byte[] newLine = System.Text.ASCIIEncoding.ASCII.GetBytes(Environment.NewLine);
  foreach (byte bNext in sendBytes)
  {
    fs.WriteByte(bNext);
  }
  fs.Write(newLine, 0, newLine.Length);
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by:kvnsdr
ID: 12146139
Probably should have included this in my initial question. This is the sendBytes 'Byte'

Byte[] sendBytes = Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes(machineName + str);                        
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eternal_21 earned 500 total points
ID: 12148175
Okay, do this:

  byte[] newLine = System.Text.ASCIIEncoding.ASCII.GetBytes(Environment.NewLine);

  fs = new FileStream("SyslogTest.txt", FileMode.Append, FileAccess.Write, FileShare.Read);
  using(fs)
  {
    Byte[] sendBytes = Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes(machineName + str);
    fs.Write(sendBytes, 0, sendBytes.Length);
    fs.Write(newLine, 0, newLine.Length);
  }
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by:kvnsdr
ID: 12151701
Your the expert, thank you very much.......
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