Cold Panic

Sarah Reichelt sarah.reichelt at
Wed Sep 27 23:18:01 EDT 2006

On 9/28/06, Robert Sneidar <bobs at> wrote:
> Okay I went back and checked the permissions thing. I have read and
> write to it and I copied the file to my desktop to make sure.
> Permissions are not the issue. But I am getting empty when I read
> from the file now, whereas before "it" never changed when I read from
> a file. BTW I AM running code in a button that is part of a group
> that is a background. Possible issue?? Here is the updated code:
> ON mouseUp
>      answer file "Select the program file to import:" of type "F+PR"
>      put it into mfilename
>      IF mfilename is empty THEN exit mouseup
>      put slyfilefrompath(mfilename) into mshortfile
>      IF char -4 of mshortfile is "." THEN
>          put char 1 to -5 of mshortfile into mmodule
>      END IF
>      IF there is a card (mmodule) THEN
>          go card (mmodule)
>      ELSE
>          new card
>          set the name of this card to tolower(mmodule)
>      END IF
>      -- Read from file method
>      open file mfile
>      put the result into mres
>      -- mres is empty here indicating a successful open
>      read from file mfile at 1 until eof
>      -- it is empty here!!!!! AAAAAGGGGKKKKKKKK!
>      put it into field code
>      close file mfile
>      -- URL method
>      -- put "file:" & mfilename into mfile
>      -- put url mfile into field code
>      set the text of field "lblcode" to "Code: " & tolower
> (slyfilefrompath(mfilename))
> END mouseUp

You don't define mfile anywhere in this script, so I would guess it is
reading a non-existent file and returning the contents - nothing.

Put in a check for the file first: e.g. if there is not a file mfile then ...


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