Chapter 20. Working with Text Files and the Registry

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Using the Registry object to create and delete Registry keys and values

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Using a StreamWriter and StreamReader objects to open, read, and edit text files

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

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Text files have been around since the early days of computing, and even today they are a useful method of 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.

By the Way

In the first edition of this book, I neglected to cover working with ...

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