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write a web page with content that is read from a text file

  Asked By: Reginheraht    Date: Sep 25    Category: Asp.net    Views: 1374
  

I'm trying to write a web page with content that is read from a text
file. At the moment the only way i can do this is reading it in line
by line which would be fine but it means i loase any formatting or
indenting from the text. Any ideas on a way to get around this?

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4 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered By: Corbin Jones     Answered On: Sep 25

Try this function - Just stick it in a label and you are on your way.


Function readfile(ByVal contentRequest As String) As String

Trace.Warn("Requested: ", contentRequest)

Dim FILENAME As String = Server.MapPath("/pplContent/" & contentRequest &
".txt")

Trace.Write(FILENAME)

'Dim FILENAME As String = "Rand.txt"

'Get a StreamReader class that can be used to read  the file

Dim objStreamReader As StreamReader

Try

objStreamReader = File.OpenText(FILENAME)

Dim contents As String = objStreamReader.ReadToEnd()

lblNicerOutput.Text = contents.Replace(vbCrLf, "<br>")

Catch

lblNicerOutput.Text = "<h3>Sorry that file  can not be located</h3>"

End Try

'We may wish to replace carraige returns with <br>s



objStreamReader.Close()

End Function

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Taylor Evans     Answered On: Sep 25

Try this:


StreamReader sr = new StreamReader (File.Open(Server.MapPath(filePath),
FileMode.Open) );

FileContent.Text = sr.ReadToEnd(); // FileContent is a text  area control

sr.Close();

 
Answer #3    Answered By: Benjamin Simpson     Answered On: Sep 25

Are you stuck with reading  data from the file  or are you open to other
options?

 
Answer #4    Answered By: Adalwen Fischer     Answered On: Sep 25

Text files generally DON'T have any formatting. Except maybe for tabs and
returns. To acomplish that you could do the string.Replace() and returns with
<BR>s.

 




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