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    Text editor

    I want to program a text editor to demonstrate use of fstream. Can you create a File Edit etc. menu using C++? And how do I allow users to open files and freely edit them?
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    If you want to use a GUI, this is the wrong forum. Otherwise, just ask for the name, and open it up with a fstream.
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    what Lurker probably means is, is that menus etc can be written in C++, but it is done in the context of a graphical user interface, such as Windows, not in a console using standard C++. Therefore the Windows forum may be a better place to ask this question.

    Users can get files and edit them using a console, it just isn't as pretty or "user friendly" as it is with a graphical user interface that allows menus, etc.

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    Originally posted by elad
    Users can get files and edit them using a console, it just isn't as pretty or "user friendly" as it is with a graphical user interface that allows menus, etc.
    Yeah, but console is faster and much more portable (depending on the code, of course ).
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    A simple line-oriented text editor, like MS-DOS's EDLIN.COM, is the easiest and most portable type of text editor to code. Try that.
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    How do I program and use a console. Also, I'm having a problem with my current code. The strings aren't working properly, it's only writing one character to the file so it's only importing one character from the file.

    Code:
    #include <stdlib.h>
    #include <iostream.h>
    #include <fstream.h>
    
    int main()
    {
    
        char file[5000];//text to be submitted to file
        char file_a[5000];
        cout<<"This is a text editor.\n";
        cout<<"Begin typing and press enter when you want to save.\n\n";
        cin>>file;//input to file
        cout<<"\n";//new line
        ofstream fileone("text.txt", ios::ate);
        fileone<<file;
        fileone.close();
        ifstream filetwo("text.txt");
        filetwo>>file_a;
        cout<<file_a;
        filetwo.close();
        system("PAUSE");
        return 0;
    }
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