searching for binery files

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    searching for binery files

    I'm createing an address book and the user can save each book as a binery file with a .dg extension.

    Is there a way to search for all the *.dg files in the same folder as the application then print a list of all the files to the screen so the user can see what address books he/she has before opening one.

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    Compiler:- MSVC++ 6 or DJGPP or Dev-c++ (Mingw)

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    I'm createing an address book and the user can save each book as a binery file with a .dg extension.

    Is there a way to search for all the *.dg files in the same folder as the application then print a list of all the files to the screen so the user can see what address books he/she has before opening one.

    Thanks

    As they create each file could you not concatenate the name of the file to an index file and then search through that i.e.

    index file :-

    file.1dg
    file2.dg
    file3.dg
    file4.dg
    the newly created file would be appended here
    and so on

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    This is OS dependant.... try looking up FindFirstFile (under win32). etc.

    Also, have a look round these boards. I know this has been asked before, and I also know some has posted some directory walking code too.

    [edit]
    Here's one that may help
    http://www.cprogramming.com/cboard/s...ghlight=walker
    Last edited by Hammer; 09-11-2002 at 05:48 PM.
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