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Save and load content of listview to file.

Posted on 2010-11-21
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Hi,

I have the methode for saving the content of a listview to file.
But I don't have the methode for loading the file to listview.

Who can help me?

Peter

private void button3_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            TextWriter tw = new StreamWriter("Data\\Glucose.sav");
            StringBuilder listViewContent = new StringBuilder();
            for (int item = 0; item < this.lstvGlucose.Items.Count; item++)
            {
                for (int subitem = 0;
                   subitem < this.lstvGlucose.Columns.Count;
                   subitem++)
                {
                    listViewContent.Append
                    (this.lstvGlucose.Items[item].SubItems[subitem].Text);
                    if (subitem < this.lstvGlucose.Columns.Count - 1)
                        listViewContent.Append(",");
                }
                tw.WriteLine(listViewContent);
                listViewContent = new StringBuilder();
            }
            tw.Close();
        }

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by:abdkhlaif
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are you converting the contents of the listview into aaa,bbb,ccc then saving the result to a file?
if so, here is an easy way to save then load the contents using String.Split method:
this code is for a single-column listview but it can work for multiple columns with few changes
// saving:
StringBuilder listViewContent = new StringBuilder();
foreach (ListViewItem item in listView1.Items)
	listViewContent.Append(item.Text + ",");

if(listViewContent.Length > 0) 
	listViewContent.Length = listViewContent.Length - 1; // remove the comma at the end

File.WriteAllText("Data\\Glucose.sav", listViewContent.ToString());

// loading:
string savedContents = File.ReadAllText("Data\\Glucose.sav");

ListView.ListViewItemCollection ls = new ListView.ListViewItemCollection(listView1); // gets the listview contents as a collection
ls.Clear();

foreach (string s in savedContents.Split(','))
	ls.Add(s);

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by:peterkiers
ID: 34182863
Hi, abdkhlaif.
I rather stick to my code. Because now I have the saving part working OK.
Only I am missing the loading part.

greetings, Peter Kiers
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abdkhlaif earned 500 total points
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you can still use the String.Split to convert a comma seperated values into a string array.
use this code for loading:

assuming that:
contents of file Data\\Glucose.sav:
a1,a2,a3,a4
b1,b2,b3,b4
c1,c2,c3,c4

and the listview has 4 columns
int rowcount = 0;
foreach (string line in File.ReadAllLines("Data\\Glucose.sav"))
{
	string[] items = line.Split(','); // convert line into a string array
	listView1.Items.Add(items[0]); // add row

	for (int i = 1; i < items.Length; i++) // skip the first item because its already added
		listView1.Items[rowcount].SubItems.Add(items[i]);
	rowcount++;
}

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by:peterkiers
ID: 34183102
My save methode uses a delimeter too.
P.
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by:peterkiers
ID: 34183103
I just want the loading part of it.

Greetings, Peter Kiers
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by:abdkhlaif
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the code in my last comment is for loading only
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Oke. Thanks.

Peter
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