?
Solved

On button click, copy content of text file (that has been displayed) and append to existing file

Posted on 2007-12-02
5
Medium Priority
?
144 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-23
I have a vb program that reads from a text file and displays the content in a textbox.  I need to add a button that allows the user to append this text to a different text file.  Can anyone help me with this?  
[code]
Private Sub showQuant()
        Dim inputFile As FileStream
        Dim reader As StreamReader
        Dim filename As String = "../../../Quant.txt"
        Dim inputstr As String
        Dim delim As Char() = {vbTab}
        inputFile = New FileStream(filename, FileMode.Open)
        reader = New StreamReader(inputFile)
        inputstr = reader.ReadLine()
        While inputstr <> Nothing
            Me.TextBoxBooks.Text = Me.TextBoxBooks.Text & inputstr
            inputstr = reader.ReadLine()
        End While
        reader.Close()
    End Sub
[\code]
0
Comment
Question by:lnewman0508
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 86

Expert Comment

by:Mike Tomlinson
ID: 20392180
What version VB.Net?  2003 or 2005?
0
 

Author Comment

by:lnewman0508
ID: 20392711
VB.net 2005
0
 
LVL 86

Accepted Solution

by:
Mike Tomlinson earned 200 total points
ID: 20393712
To append the contents of the file to your TextBox, you can simplify quite a bit:

    Private filename As String = "../../../Quant.txt"

    Private Sub showQuant()
        Me.TextBoxBooks.AppendText(My.Computer.FileSystem.ReadAllText(filename)
    End Sub

But you also said:

    "I need to add a button that allows the user to append this text to a different text file."

If you want to append the text from one file to another:

    My.Computer.FileSystem.WriteAllText("c:\theFileToAppendToHere", My.Computer.FileSystem.ReadAllText(filename), True)

Or if you wanted to append the current contents of your TextBox:

    My.Computer.FileSystem.WriteAllText("c:\theFileToAppendToHere", Me.TextBoxBooks.Text, True)
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:Computer101
ID: 20632921
Forced accept.

Computer101
EE Admin
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Article by: Kraeven
Introduction Remote Share is a simple remote sharing tool, enabling you to see, add and remove remote or local shares. The application is written in VB.NET targeting the .NET framework 2.0. The source code and the compiled programs have been in…
If you need to start windows update installation remotely or as a scheduled task you will find this very helpful.
In this video, Percona Solution Engineer Dimitri Vanoverbeke discusses why you want to use at least three nodes in a database cluster. To discuss how Percona Consulting can help with your design and architecture needs for your database and infras…
How to fix incompatible JVM issue while installing Eclipse While installing Eclipse in windows, got one error like above and unable to proceed with the installation. This video describes how to successfully install Eclipse. How to solve incompa…
Suggested Courses

752 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