Saving Files

While opening files is a function of the parent form, saving files is a function of the child forms. Typically, applications have both a Save and a Save As command. The Save command simply replaces an existing copy of a named document with a new copy; the Save As command presents a dialog box to let the user change a document’s filename before saving it.

Complicating matters slightly, if the user slects the Save command for a document that has never been named or saved, the application should treat it as if the user had selected the Save As command in order to let him select a filename and location.

Before writing the code that will take care of saving and naming the files, let’s see how the TextSaved property, which lets us know ...

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