Anyways I am making a program for my Dad's company that can keep track of inventory so I need to store the info in a .txt and load it up etc. I currently am using a stream writer to write to the text and I got that down pat I am just having troubles loading it back up and putting the info in specific text boxes aka sorting or parsing? the information. I have looked at several tutorials and the problem is that I just simply don't know what I am looking at I've been tinkering with it for a couple hours now with no luck so I hope you guys could help me out .
Here is my current code. It is kind of useless because I have tried so many methods I thought maybe I could use a ReadAll function have it go to a string and parse from there hoping it would have been easier but it has not worked out for me so far.
Imports System.IO Public Class FormPartList Dim fileReader As System.IO.StreamReader Dim Path As String = "c:\testfolder1\test.txt" Dim StrStorage As String Dim StrTest As String Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click If File.Exists(Path) Then Using tr As TextReader = New StreamReader(Path) StrStorage = tr.ReadToEnd() End Using End If TextBox1.Text = StrStorage End Sub End Class
This was just for testing purposes to see if I could get the reading to go the current code does read the text file and TextBox1.text displays all of the information in the text file (test.txt)
***NEW ITEM**1 254-2 Drawing Number: 254-2 Part Name: Mikes Part Material: Aluminum Finish: Brushed Price: 50.00 Invoice: 323 Shipping: 654-256 Quantity: 80 Purchase Order: 956
^This above is just the output in test.txt and what will eventually need to get sorted into respective text/list boxes
Thank you in advance I'm hoping someone could help me out here