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#1 sisqo   User is offline

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Read/Write Binary Files in VS C#

Posted 28 October 2010 - 12:06 PM

Hi there i'm making some exercises with Binary Files,
I've did this project to Create a Binary File and Writing in the Binary File:

using System;
using System.IO;

namespace binaryfiles
    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
            string path = @"c:\pss\file1.bin";

            FileStream fs = new FileStream(path, FileMode.CreateNew, FileAccess.Write);

            BinaryWriter bw = new BinaryWriter(fs);

            int nr, year;
            string firstname, lastname;

            nr = 1; 
            firstname = "Sisqo"; 
            lastname = "Williams"; 
            year = 2010;



This code worked perfectly, But i'm havin some trouble with another exercise and that is:

Creating a binary File with these data on it:

1 Sisqo Williams 2010
2 Michael Jordan 2010
3 Curtis Jackson 2010
4 Tom Cruise 2010

and then Creating an app that can do:
1.Read The Data That i've mentioned before
(nr,name,lastname & year)
2.Edit those data So
(when i call number 2 it has to show up the name Michael Jordan 2010,
and than i can edit it and replace michael jackson with another name
for example Barack Obama 2011 ?

I hope i was Clear (sorry for my english)

Can Anyone help me with this problem :)

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#2 tlhIn`toq   User is offline

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Re: Read/Write Binary Files in VS C#

Posted 28 October 2010 - 12:25 PM

You posted the code from a previous project that works fine, but you didn't post the code for this project that you are having troubles with.

What exactly is the problem other than "doesn't work"?
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Re: Read/Write Binary Files in VS C#

Posted 28 October 2010 - 12:32 PM

One (of many, and not the best) Solutions:

Try to read this message:
It's possible, but not as easy as reading this message:
You were clear. Your English was very good.
The difference was the spaces and punctuation. We can use delimiters for the same purpose.

Right now your code writes the following to the file : 1SisqoWilliams2010. Your code will have a hard time figuring out where each part (nr, name, last, year) starts and stops. If you change it to : $[email protected]@[email protected]#, it will be easier to figure out. The code can look for the $ to know it is the start of the new record. It will know each part is seperated by the @. It knows it reached the end of the record when it finds the #. Those symbols are arbitrary and made up. Use whatever character you want. You just have to be careful that the character isn't used in any of the data.

Note: I'm guessing this is for a class assignment so I didn't want to use an advanced technique, but there are better ways of doing this.
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