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Help for a Script Beginner - Open File in Scripts
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blueeyez
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O.P. Help for a Script Beginner - Open File in Scripts
hay guys...is there any method to open a file in a messenger live script to read/write from it?

thanks for ur help in advance
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01-08-2008 11:15 AM
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RE: Help for a Script Beginner - Open File in Scripts
You can use the FileSystem ActiveXObject to open a text file, read from it and write to it.
code:
var Path = MsgPlus.ScriptFilesPath + "\\Stuff.txt"; //The path to the file to read / write to.
var IsUnicode = false; //Set this to true if you want to read / write in Unicode.

//Read the file
var FSO = new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject");
var File = FSO.GetFile(Path);
var TextStream = FSO.OpenAsTextStream(1, IsUnicode ? -1 : 0);
var Contents = TextStream.ReadAll();
TextStream.Close();
//Do something useful with Contents...

//Write the file
var Contents = "This is the new content of the file!";
var FSO = new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject");
var File = FSO.GetFile(Path);
var TextStream = FSO.OpenAsTextStream(2, IsUnicode ? -1 : 0);
TextStream.Write(Contents);
TextStream.Close();
Or, if you want to get really advanced, you could use the Windows API for this... but I doubt that as a beginner, you'd want to get on to something that complicated. :P

References:
FileSystemObject
TextStream object
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