i'm new to the realm to working with Files in .NET
I'm creating a WPF application in VB.NET with the 3.5 Framework. (If you provide an example in C#, that's perfectly fine.)
In my project I have a Template for an MS Access database. My desired behavior is that when the users clicks File-->New, they can create a new copy of this template, give it a filename, and save it to their local directory.
The database already has the tables and some starting data needed to interface with my application (a user-friendly data editor)
I'm thinking the approach is to include this "template.accdb" file as a resource in the project, and write it to a file somehow at runtime?
Any guidance will be very, very appreciated.
be sure to pass in the fully qualified namespace name to ResourceName
Public Function ExtractResourceToDisk(ByVal ResourceName As String, ByVal FileToExtractTo As String) As Boolean Dim s As System.IO.Stream = System.Reflection.Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly.GetManifestResourceStream(ResourceName) Dim ResourceFile As New System.IO.FileStream(FileToExtractTo, IO.FileMode.Create) Dim b(s.Length) As Byte s.Read(b, 0, s.Length) ResourceFile.Write(b, 0, b.Length - 1) ResourceFile.Flush() ResourceFile.Close() ResourceFile = Nothing End Function