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URGENT need of VISUAL BASIC help


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MaverickSidewinder

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Ok, since i have been with GeeksToGo for a while now, and i know you guys won't let me down, since you never have, i will post here. (i didn't post on any other forums :tazz: )

I have a few problems with visual basic.

I am making a game, but that game needs a folder where all the stuff goes into (directory). Now i know how to make it with the:

MkDir ("c:\dir")
command. But i don't know a few very crucial things. How to save preferences and data into that directory, and accessing it later. I even tried to make a database with the visual data manager but i don't know how to access that data through the application that i am writing. Summarizing i have these following problems:

1) I need to know how to save files and how to access them when the user wants to (preferences, names etc)
2) Where i want to save the files, and i want to be able to overwrite them without having error problems (like when a user changes the preferences etc)
3) How to access my database, where to store it, how to place it so that the user can access information.

I know this is a lot and it would really mean a lot to me if one of u geeks:happy: took the time to answer all of this.

Thanks again,
p.s. if you didn't understand something i said post and i will try to explain myself better. :)
- MaverickSidewinder

Edited by MaverickSidewinder, 30 October 2005 - 04:52 PM.

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Hi MaverickSidewinder,

Read all the pages in the following tutorial, its on file operations in VB6:
http://www.developer....co.uk/show/37/

I think it should solve your problems, but if you need further help, you can post back.

P.S.: Dont forget to click Next link on that page. :tazz:
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Can i give you an award? :)

Thank you!!! :tazz:

If i have any more problems relating this topic i will post back!


Thanks again!!
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I read the link and pressed Next ->> but i need to know 2 specific things, and it would help A LOT :tazz: if the code was included.

1) Saving 3 files (.txt format (e.g. T1.txt, T2.txt, T3.txt)) in a new directory. (c:\newdir)
2) Making a textbox (text1.Text) open the T1.txt, and the second (text2.Text) open the T2.txt ecc..
3) A code which will NOT cause an error if the file already exists (since it has to be overwritten when the user saves the game)

Thanks again!
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The answers to all your qustions lie on Page4 of the article:
i.e. : http://www.developer...o.uk/show/37/4/

Edited by darth_ash, 01 November 2005 - 02:16 AM.

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To get a free file number, you use the FreeFile function:

' Get a free file number
nFileNum = FreeFile

Then, to open the file, we use the Open function. This takes the following syntax:

Open Filename For Method As FileNumber

Filename is the name of the file, Method is Input or Output (there are other methods, and these are discussed later), and FileNumber is a free file number. For example, the following code opens test.txt for Input:

' Get a free file number
nFileNum = FreeFile
' Open Test.txt for input. App.Path returns the path your app is saved in
Open App.Path & "\test.txt" For Input As nFileNum


Ok...but i need to know how to load this file...
Also, i would like to choose the path where to save the file to...(i only tried the App.Path function while testing the program on visual basic and it made a text file called VB98(Vb98=the visual basic version)test.txt in the VB98 folder...if i were to test this program out of visual basic where would it save?)

Im sorry im posting so often... :) Help and code is appreciated (thanks again to darth_ash :tazz: )
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The App.Path property returns the path from which the application itself was executed.
So when you Make your final exe and then run it; yes, the file will be opened from where the final exe file for your program was loacted.

Im sorry im posting so often... :) Help and code is appreciated (thanks again to darth_ash :) )


Its not a crime to post more on GTG :woot:, you can post how much ever you want, thats what this site is for: To help you out. :tazz:
Also, can you be more specific about what code I should help you with? Should I help you with full file handling coding, or just a part of it?
Though its no problem for me to give you the full code, it will be much better for you(make you a better programmer) if you give a try first and then if you have any problems, I'll help you out.
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