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I am trying to get the save/open dialog figured out. I am able open the save
dialog but when I put in a file name (whatever.txt) and save the file does
save with the name but it is blank. Below is what I have code so far.

Dim phonestreamwriter As StreamWriter
Dim responsedialogresults As DialogResult
SaveFileDialog1.InitialDirectory = Application.StartupPath
responsedialogresults = SaveFileDialog1.ShowDialog
If responsedialogresults <> DialogResult.Cancel Then
phonestreamwriter = New StreamWriter(SaveFileDialog1.FileName)
End If

Jul 21 '05 #1
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You open the StreamWriter which creates the file, but you also have to write
something to it. For example, if you added the following line after you
create the StreamWriter:

phonestreamwriter.WriteLine("Hello, world")
phonestreamwriter.Flush()
phonestreamwriter.Close()

the underlying file would have the content "Hello, world" inside the file.

You have to define what is supposed to go into the file. The save/open
dialog is only used to query the user for the file path.

--
Ben Lucas
Lead Developer
Solien Technology, Inc.
www.solien.com

"Newbie" <Ne****@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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I am trying to get the save/open dialog figured out. I am able open the save dialog but when I put in a file name (whatever.txt) and save the file does
save with the name but it is blank. Below is what I have code so far.

Dim phonestreamwriter As StreamWriter
Dim responsedialogresults As DialogResult
SaveFileDialog1.InitialDirectory = Application.StartupPath
responsedialogresults = SaveFileDialog1.ShowDialog
If responsedialogresults <> DialogResult.Cancel Then
phonestreamwriter = New StreamWriter(SaveFileDialog1.FileName)
End If

Jul 21 '05 #2

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If I have text in a rich text on a form how do I write that to the file

RichTextBox1.Text = SaveFileDialog1.FileName????

"Ben Lucas" wrote:
You open the StreamWriter which creates the file, but you also have to write
something to it. For example, if you added the following line after you
create the StreamWriter:

phonestreamwriter.WriteLine("Hello, world")
phonestreamwriter.Flush()
phonestreamwriter.Close()

the underlying file would have the content "Hello, world" inside the file.

You have to define what is supposed to go into the file. The save/open
dialog is only used to query the user for the file path.

--
Ben Lucas
Lead Developer
Solien Technology, Inc.
www.solien.com

"Newbie" <Ne****@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:DB**********************************@microsof t.com...
I am trying to get the save/open dialog figured out. I am able open the

save
dialog but when I put in a file name (whatever.txt) and save the file does
save with the name but it is blank. Below is what I have code so far.

Dim phonestreamwriter As StreamWriter
Dim responsedialogresults As DialogResult
SaveFileDialog1.InitialDirectory = Application.StartupPath
responsedialogresults = SaveFileDialog1.ShowDialog
If responsedialogresults <> DialogResult.Cancel Then
phonestreamwriter = New StreamWriter(SaveFileDialog1.FileName)
End If


Jul 21 '05 #3

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phonestreamwriter.WriteLine(RichTextBox1.Text)

"Newbie" <Ne****@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D8**********************************@microsof t.com...
If I have text in a rich text on a form how do I write that to the file

RichTextBox1.Text = SaveFileDialog1.FileName????

"Ben Lucas" wrote:
You open the StreamWriter which creates the file, but you also have to write something to it. For example, if you added the following line after you
create the StreamWriter:

phonestreamwriter.WriteLine("Hello, world")
phonestreamwriter.Flush()
phonestreamwriter.Close()

the underlying file would have the content "Hello, world" inside the file.
You have to define what is supposed to go into the file. The save/open
dialog is only used to query the user for the file path.

--
Ben Lucas
Lead Developer
Solien Technology, Inc.
www.solien.com

"Newbie" <Ne****@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:DB**********************************@microsof t.com...
I am trying to get the save/open dialog figured out. I am able open the
save
dialog but when I put in a file name (whatever.txt) and save the file

does save with the name but it is blank. Below is what I have code so far.

Dim phonestreamwriter As StreamWriter
Dim responsedialogresults As DialogResult
SaveFileDialog1.InitialDirectory = Application.StartupPath
responsedialogresults = SaveFileDialog1.ShowDialog
If responsedialogresults <> DialogResult.Cancel Then
phonestreamwriter = New StreamWriter(SaveFileDialog1.FileName)
End If


Jul 21 '05 #4

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