I need to open a saved newsgroup article and read-in each line, one at a time. What functions would best do this? Thanks, Xtreme
Hi xtreme, I have a small program on my website that is called Fill a Listview with a TXT file and it does nearly the thing you want. It takes a txt file, reads in the complete content and afterwards breaks the buffer down to single lines as strings. Maybe you want to take a look at it? Stefan Normally I would explain how to do it but I have no time anymore because I have to go to school now. Sorry! This message was edited by Stefan Krause, on 3/6/2001 3:01:40 AM
greetings xtreme, I've made a library called GetSeg, it has a function that allows you to parse strings into segments. The function can also parse data loaded from textfiles and it would allow you to read the textfile's contents by line (it only reads and processes 1024 bytes though). There's an example included with the package that demonstrates this. I'll send it to you as soon as I get home :) cheers, DM
xtreme, The mechanics of what you need to do is to set up a byte read algorithm and scan for the first occurrence of ascii 13. The logic is something like this, Make a spare buffer at least long enough to take the longest string and load its address into EDI. Put your source address into ESI, copy it into EDI until you find the next ascii 13. Do wha you need to do with the data in the buffer in EDI, then inc ESI, reset the buffer address into EDI and do it again until the end occurs. You will need to keep track of the total byte length to get the exit condition. It sounds complicated but it is a reasonably simple algo once you get it going. Regards, firstname.lastname@example.org
This works some. I'm getting single chars from the file and detecting the "\r" but placing the chars in edi is giving me problems...
ReadLine proc LOCAL szBuffer :BYTE LOCAL bTemp :BYTE LOCAL hFile :DWORD LOCAL dwread :DWORD szText szFilename, "C:\WINDOWS\Desktop\Articles\ART1C2.TMP",0 invoke CreateFile, addr szFilename, GENERIC_READ, NULL, NULL, OPEN_EXISTING, FILE_ATTRIBUTE_NORMAL, NULL mov hFile, eax lea edi, szBuffer .while TRUE invoke ReadFile, hFile, addr bTemp, 1, addr dwread, 0 mov bTemp,0 mov edi,byte ptr ] ;DOESN'T WORK inc edi .break .if byte ptr ] == 13 .endw invoke MessageBox, 0, addr szBuffer, 0, 0 invoke CloseHandle,hFile ret ReadLine endp
hi, i wrote this from mind so expect some errors... the following procedure should read your file into a mem buffer, then it should read out every line via msgbox.
ahm by the way, you can't give a 32bit register a 8bit value. -you can but not the way you did- This message was edited by drcmda, on 3/11/2001 10:02:58 PM
ReadLine proc LOCAL hFile :DWORD LOCAL dwread :DWORD LOCAL hMemory :DWORD LOCAL buffer :DWORD szText szFilename, "C:\WINDOWS\Desktop\Articles\ART1C2.TMP",0 caption szFilename, "this msgbox displays single lines from a file",0 ;---===open existing file===--- invoke CreateFile, addr szFilename, GENERIC_READ, NULL, NULL, OPEN_EXISTING, FILE_ATTRIBUTE_NORMAL, NULL mov hFile, eax ;---===get its size and pop it ===--- invoke GetFileSize,hFile,NULL push eax ;---===allocate memory===--- invoke GlobalAlloc, GHND, eax mov hMemory,eax invoke GlobalLock, eax mov buffer,eax pop ebx push ebx ;don't know if ebx is destroyed by api's (?) ;---===read file to allocated buffer===--- invoke ReadFile, hFile, buffer, ebx, addr dwread, 0 mov,esi,buffer pop eax add eax,esi ;---===1st loop to destroy carriageret & linefeed===--- xor ebx,ebx @@loop1: cmp byte ptr ,13 jz @null cmp byte ptr ,10 jz @null jmp @continue @null: mov byte ptr ,0 inc ebx @continue: inc esi cmp esi,eax jnz @@loop1 shr ebx,1 ;must be divided by 2 because of crlf ;---===2nd loop to show every single line===--- @@loop2: push ebx ;ebx should now contain the line number!!! invoke MessageBox,NULL,buffer,addr caption,MB_OK invoke lstrlen,buffer pop ebx inc eax ;because of cr lf = 00 00 add buffer,eax dec ebx jnz @@loop2 ;---===unlock memory region===--- invoke GlobalUnlock, buffer invoke GlobalFree, hMemory ret ReadLine endp
Thank you so much!!! Just add another
, below the one already there. Without it a blank Message Box appears between lines. ...
... Xtreme This message was edited by xtreme, on 3/12/2001 12:05:27 AM
@@loop2: push ebx invoke MessageBox,NULL,buffer,addr caption,MB_OK invoke lstrlen,buffer pop ebx add 2 ;REMOVE THE INC EAX AND ADD THIS add buffer,eax dec ebx jnz @@loop2
uhm... my fault. great to help you :)