View Full Version : Loading text files

02-06-2004, 06:21 AM

I have created a text object and also a basic .txt file in Notepad, then tried to use the 'load' option to display the file in the object. (I am assuming this is what it is for). All I get is an error that 'this is not a valid ASCII text file'???

Has anyone else seen this?

02-06-2004, 06:24 AM
I have narrowed it down to the fact that the text file I am importing contains signs...should this cause the error?

08-02-2007, 10:11 PM
I ran into this problem too. In this instance it was because there was a 'curly' apostrophe in the .txt file. This happens when it's typed in word and then copied/pasted into a .txt file. The character doesn't convert to plain text.

Hopes this helps someone else.

08-03-2007, 02:23 PM
If you paste from Word into Notepad and then save the file out as a .txt file it should strip out all the formatting, is my understanding anyway.

I get no problems using this code -

result = TextFile.ReadToString("AutoPlay\\Docs\\test.txt");
Label.SetText("Label1", result);

to load and display a text file (including the sign) in a label.

After 3 years it won't matter to the OP anyway will it :D