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Hi guy's I've hit a bit of a sticking point, I'm sure
this is simple enough but I just can't get my head around
it and I'm looking for a bit of direction. When dealing
with FileIO up until now I would have created a user-
defined data structure to store my data from which I
could load / save to a Random Access Text File via
textboxes etc on the form. However the problem I'm now
facing is twofold.

firstly:
the data which has to be saved will be coming from a
database via a datagrid to a text file

secondly
the FileIO activities must be handled by a seperate class
so that other VB apps can use them.

The only expeirience I've got of writing my own classes
was for a basic customised arraylist.

What are the things I need to start thinking about in
order to solve this problem, perhaps there is walkthrough
tutorials for this sort of thing, perhaps there has
already been a class written which would fit my needs
perfectly, perhaps I've bitten off more than I can chew
here, perhaps I'm worrying about nothing....

HELP

thanks in advance
Regards Steve
Nov 20 '05 #1
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