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Hi,
I have a ASP.NET C# web-page that has two form fields called:
WebAddress
WebAddressContents

When user clicks the SAVE button I want the contents of the form to be saved to a TXT file, with the WebAddress as the TXT file name and also as the first line in the body of the TXT file along with the contents of  WebAddressContents in the body of the TXT file.

How do I go about doing this?

Thanks
Jay

 
<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true"  CodeFile="Default.aspx.cs" Inherits="_Default" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head runat="server">
    <title>Untitled Page</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <div>
        <asp:TextBox ID="WebAddress" runat="server" style="width:300px; Height:20px;" value="http://www.google.com"></asp:TextBox><asp:Button ID="SaveContents"
            runat="server" Text="Save" /><br /><br />
        <asp:TextBox ID="WebAddressContents" runat="server" style="width:300px; Height:200px;" value="7+ GB of storage, less spam, and mobile access. Gmail is email that's intuitive, efficient, and useful. And maybe even fun."></asp:TextBox>
    </div>
    </form>
</body>
</html>

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Question by:jay_eire
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by:BurnieP
ID: 34937467
Hi,

Here is a quick example:

The reason i'm replacing "http://" with nothing is because it will not save the file since it is an invalid format.
<div>
        <asp:TextBox ID="WebAddress" runat="server" style="width:300px; Height:20px;" value="http://www.google.com"></asp:TextBox><asp:Button ID="SaveContents"
            runat="server" Text="Save" /><br /><br />
        <asp:TextBox ID="WebAddressContents" runat="server" style="width:300px; Height:200px;" value="7+ GB of storage, less spam, and mobile access. Gmail is email that's intuitive, efficient, and useful. And maybe even fun."></asp:TextBox>
    </div>
    <asp:Button ID="btnSave" runat="server" OnClick="btnSave_Click" Text="Save" />

    protected void btnSave_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
      StreamWriter sw = new StreamWriter("c:\\temp\\" + WebAddress.Text.Replace("http://","") + ".txt");
      sw.WriteLine(WebAddress.Text);
      sw.WriteLine(WebAddressContents.Text);
      sw.Close();
    }

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by:jay_eire
ID: 34937528
Thanks for the reply, Im getting back an error

Error      3      'ASP.default_aspx' does not contain a definition for 'btnSave_Click'      C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\Visual Studio 2005\WebSites\WebSite5\Default.aspx      16      

Does this go into the code behind page?
 
protected void btnSave_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
      StreamWriter sw = new StreamWriter("c:\\temp\\" + WebAddress.Text.Replace("http://","") + ".txt");
      sw.WriteLine(WebAddress.Text);
      sw.WriteLine(WebAddressContents.Text);
      sw.Close();
    }

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where should I place it? my code behind looks like this.
 
using System;
using System.Data;
using System.Configuration;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.Security;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts;
using System.Web.UI.HtmlControls;

public partial class _Default : System.Web.UI.Page 
{
    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {

    }
}

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by:jay_eire
ID: 34937587
Thanks for your help BurnieP: I added the button code into the code behind page and also added the name space using System.IO;

Is there a way I can include a label on the page to say the file has been saved successfully?
<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true"  CodeFile="Default.aspx.cs" Inherits="_Default" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head runat="server">
    <title>Untitled Page</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
<div>
        <asp:TextBox ID="WebAddress" runat="server" style="width:300px; Height:20px;" value="http://www.google.com"></asp:TextBox><br /><br />
        <asp:TextBox ID="WebAddressContents" runat="server" style="width:300px; Height:200px;" value="7+ GB of storage, less spam, and mobile access. Gmail is email that's intuitive, efficient, and useful. And maybe even fun."></asp:TextBox>
    </div>
    <asp:Button ID="btnSave" runat="server" OnClick="btnSave_Click" Text="Save" />


    </form>
</body>
</html>


using System;
using System.Data;
using System.Configuration;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.Security;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts;
using System.Web.UI.HtmlControls;
using System.IO;

public partial class _Default : System.Web.UI.Page 
{
    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {

    }
    protected void btnSave_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
        StreamWriter sw = new StreamWriter("c:\\temp\\" + WebAddress.Text.Replace("http://", "") + ".txt");
        sw.WriteLine(WebAddress.Text);
        sw.WriteLine(WebAddressContents.Text);
        sw.Close();
    }
}

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BurnieP earned 2000 total points
ID: 34937603
Hi,

Of course you can add a label.

It can be something like this :


<div>
        <asp:TextBox ID="WebAddress" runat="server" style="width:300px; Height:20px;" value="http://www.google.com"></asp:TextBox><br /><br />
        <asp:TextBox ID="WebAddressContents" runat="server" style="width:300px; Height:200px;" value="7+ GB of storage, less spam, and mobile access. Gmail is email that's intuitive, efficient, and useful. And maybe even fun."></asp:TextBox>
    </div>
    <asp:Button ID="btnSave" runat="server" OnClick="btnSave_Click" Text="Save" />
<asp:Label id="lblSuccess" runat="server" />

    protected void btnSave_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
        StreamWriter sw = new StreamWriter("c:\\temp\\" + WebAddress.Text.Replace("http://", "") + ".txt");
        sw.WriteLine(WebAddress.Text);
        sw.WriteLine(WebAddressContents.Text);
        sw.Close();
        lblSuccess.Text = "The file has been saved successfully.";
    }

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by:jay_eire
ID: 34937623
This Is awesome Thank you!
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