Solved

I need to create a history of all user events in a text file, anyone know how

Posted on 2006-06-13
5
178 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-30
I need to create a record of all events in a program as print it as data to a text file. I need to be able to get the users name, the filename, the date and time. To this I will add the processing used as strings. I ahave used code to write and read from ini file, will it be along those lines?
0
Comment
Question by:eneate
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 85

Accepted Solution

by:
Mike Tomlinson earned 500 total points
ID: 16893994
Not sure exactly what you're asking for here...

Below is simple code that demonstrates how to output to a text file:

Option Explicit

Private outputLog As String

Private Sub Form_Load()
    outputLog = "c:\someFile.txt"
End Sub

Private Sub Command1_Click()
    Dim i As Integer
    For i = 1 To 10
        WriteLineToFile outputLog, "Line" & i
    Next i
End Sub

Private Sub WriteLineToFile(ByVal fileName As String, ByVal outputLine As String)
    On Error GoTo fileError
   
    Dim ff As Integer
    ff = FreeFile
    Open fileName For Append As #ff
    Print #ff, outputLine
    Close #ff
    Exit Sub
   
fileError:
    MsgBox "Error writing to " & fileName & vbCrLf & Err.Description, vbExclamation, "Error " & Err.Number
End Sub
0
 

Author Comment

by:eneate
ID: 16894165
Thanks, what commands would I use to obtain the date time
0
 
LVL 85

Expert Comment

by:Mike Tomlinson
ID: 16894228
You can do things like..

    ' this one is dependent upon your system settings
    Debug.Print Now ' 6/13/2006 7:55:19 AM
   
    Dim dt As String
    dt = Format(Now, "dd mmm yyyy")
    Debug.Print dt ' 13 Jun 2006
   
    Dim tm As String
    tm = Format(Now, "h:nn:ss am/pm")
    Debug.Print tm ' 7:57:43 am
   
    Dim dtTm As String
    dtTm = Format(Now, "dd mmm yyyy @ h:nn:ss am/pm")
    Debug.Print dtTm ' 13 Jun 2006 @ 7:58:56 am
0
 

Author Comment

by:eneate
ID: 16894308
Thanks, that gives me somewher to start from.
0
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:[ fanpages ]
ID: 16894395
...further to Idle_Mind's response...

Debug.Print Format(Now, "Long Date") & " " & Format(Now, "Long Time")

or

Debug.Print Format(Now, "Short Date") & " " & Format(Now, "Short Time")

Can also be used, and take the format of the date/time presentation from the ("International Settings" or) "Regional and Language Options" (depending on which version of MS-Windows you are using) applet in the Windows Control Panel.

PS. You asked about the filename - did you mean the filename of the Visual Basic application (App.EXEName)?

BFN,

fp.
0

Featured Post

Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Excel VBA combine two working workbooks 8 60
TT Auto Dashboard 13 95
MS SQL Update query with connected table data 3 38
VBA: Insert New column with specific format type 12 38
Introduction In a recent article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/A_7811-A-Better-Concatenate-Function.html) for the Excel community, I showed an improved version of the Excel Concatenate() function.  While writing that article I realized that no o…
This article describes some techniques which will make your VBA or Visual Basic Classic code easier to understand and maintain, whether by you, your replacement, or another Experts-Exchange expert.
Get people started with the utilization of class modules. Class modules can be a powerful tool in Microsoft Access. They allow you to create self-contained objects that encapsulate functionality. They can easily hide the complexity of a process from…
Show developers how to use a criteria form to limit the data that appears on an Access report. It is a common requirement that users can specify the criteria for a report at runtime. The easiest way to accomplish this is using a criteria form that a…

840 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question