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Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic 2012 in 24 Hours, Complete Starter Kit by James Foxall

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Hour 20. Working with the Registry and Text Files

What You’ll Learn in This Hour

• Using My.Computer.Registry to create and delete Registry keys and values

• Using a StreamWriter object to open, read, and edit text files

• Modifying your Picture Viewer program to use a text file and the Registry

Text files have been around since the early days of computing, and even today they are useful for storing data. For robust applications, a database is the way to go, but for storing simple sets of data, it doesn’t get much easier than using a text file. In the first edition of this book, I neglected to cover working with text files, thinking that most users were moving to databases. After many emails from readers, I got the point: Text files are still ...

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