Another newbie question.
Windows 7 VS2010 and latest tip before the Quake.
I am working on making a serialfile that gets checked and changed by a plug-in. I can read files and can create files, but have some difficulties creating files in the right directories. When creating a file I want to use a path using the next code:
File myfile = File::getSpecialLocation(File::globalApplicationsDirectory).getChildFile("my company/keyfile.ersk");
My problem is that the keyfile.ersk file does not get created. What mistake do I make?
I also tried:
File myfile = ("\\Program Files\Empty Room Systems\keyfile.ersk");
but that does not create the file in any place. While
File myfile = ("keyfile.ersk");
creates the file in the working directory. The working directory can be changed by the user, so is not the way to work for me I guess?
What am I missing?
i thing you need admin rights, or the windows UAC prevents you to write in these directories. Store your File into the user-controlled directories (Appdata etc.), have a look at the ApplicationProperties class…
That is a piece of the puzzle! Thanks you. I see that the next code works:
I am now testing with:
That does not seem to work. Do I need to set the ApplicationProperties to make File::commonApplicationDataDirectory part point to the right directory?
Thanks in advance!
I mean use the ApplicationProperties class, to save your data.
hmmm, that will need me to change from a series of strings to binary or xml format… I guess I have to rethink the entire structure I made. :?
I figured out that the userDocumentsDirectory does work on my W7 machine. I guess I need to test if this will on other (XP) machines as well.
you can use File::userApplicationDataDirectory / YouAppName / yousettingsfile.settings
or just create a file along the normal settings file
const File keyfile (appProperties->getUserSettings()
…and don’t write things like this!
…instead, always use:
…so that you avoid platform-specific separator characters.
Thank you chkn and jules!