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what I''m actually after is an answer to this question "is it possible to read text from a file which u are also writing to???" if u dont understand the question then I''ll describe a little more: you see I have this little program which is like windows notepad ( It''s basically the same ) EXCEPT I started it as a project to learn from, at the moment I have a basic window with an area to type in text ( like notepad ) BUT I want to read whatever text is currently being written in the application and also "compare" the text with other strings ( possibly stored in an array ) I would like to do this for is to have something that checks the current input, compares it with a bunch of strings stored in an array and then IF it''s the same as one of the strings stored in the array the font colour will change , providing an effect something like that in the DevC++ editor "syntax highlighting"I believe it is called, I had a few ideas but I dont know how to continuously check text being typed by the user thats all I think I dont want to make this question too long but if anyone can help then it woul dbe much appreciated Cheers Stealth

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You can read and write at the same time (sort of) provided you havn''t locked the files to write only or read only. But for what you want, I would have thought your text is stored in memory, just check through it each time an alteration is made. As for changing text colour in a textbox or whatever your using can''t help I''m afraid.


,Jay


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