Hour 20. Working with the Registry and Text Files
What You’ll Learn in This Hour
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 ...