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    Writing Text to a File

    Writing Text to a File

    Document ID: IR10001
    The information in this article applies to:
    • AutoPlay Media Studio 5.0 Standard Edition
    • AutoPlay Media Studio 5.0 Professional Edition


    This article describes how to write text to a file.


    When writing information to a text file, there are three options:

    1. We can create a new text file and write our data to it.
    2. Data can be "added on" to the end of an existing text file, this is known as "appending" a text file.
    3. Data in an existing text file can be overwritten.

    In AutoPlay Media Studio 5.0, these different options are accomplished by toggling the Append value of the TEXT FILE > WRITE action (a new file will always be created if the target file does not exist).

    As an example, we will write "Hello, my name is John Doe" to a text file, overwriting its contents. This is accomplished with the following action:

    TextFile.WriteFromString("c:\text.txt", "Hello, my name is John Doe", false);


    For more information please see the following topics in the AutoPlay Media Studio 5.0 help file:

    • Program Reference | Actions | TextFile | TextFile.WriteFromString

    KEYWORDS: AutoPlay Media Studio 5.0, Actions, Write, Text, File, Overwrite, Append, Disk

    Last reviewed: September 22, 2003
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