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    What is the lingo to read a string of text from a txt file that exists in
    the same location as my exe?


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    On 28/7/03 3:22 PM, in article bg2c4a$4ch$1forums.macromedia.com, "Rowan
    Ferguson" <rowannetimpact.com.au> wrote:
    > What is the lingo to read a string of text from a txt file that exists in
    > the same location as my exe?
    There are many ways to read a text file. All of them will require a path to
    the file. If the file is in the same directory as the projector, then the
    path is

    thePath = the applicationPath & "fileName.txt"

    (note that in Authoring mode, the applicationPath will be the path to
    Director itself. At runtime, the applicationPath is the path to the
    projector).


    The next step is to read the text. This can be done will lingo alone (using
    importFileInto) - but its better to use an Xtra (such as FileIO or PregEX,
    both free).

    Example using FileIO Xtra (free with Director)

    fileIOinst = xtra("fileIO").new()
    fileIOinst.openFile(thePath , 1)
    theText = fileIOinst.readFile()
    fileIOinst.closeFile()

    Example using PregEx* (free from OpenXtras.org)

    theText = re_read(thePath)[1]

    *PregEx does a lot more than read a file... For example, you can read the
    file then translate any windows line breaks to a Director friendly format
    like this

    textBuffer = re_read(thePath)
    re_tr(textBuffer , "\x0D\x0A", "\x0D")
    theText = textBuffer [1]


    Luke

    LukeWig Guest

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