How to include files in an iOS-App?

Ralph DiMola rdimola at
Thu Mar 1 14:02:53 EST 2018


1) Put the text file into the "Copy Files" pane of the standalone settings
2) When app start check is there is a copy in your "the documents folder/somepath" folder. If not then copy it from "the engine folder" to "the documents folder/somepath" folder.
3) Your app will access the file in the " the documents folder/somepath" folder and read/write at will.

"The engine folder" is where you find the files in the Copy Files pane and is read-only.
"The documents folder" is read/write.

Ralph DiMola
IT Director
Evergreen Information Services
rdimola at

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Subject: How to include files in an iOS-App?

How can I include e.g. a textfile (let's say „MyText.txt“), when building the standalone application for iOS for the use from within the app (reading from/writing to)? 
I get my apps running on my iPad, I can read and write files, and  - if there is no „TheFiles“-folder -  I can create such a folder within the „documents-folder" by the help of the special-folderpath-function.
But how can I include such a folder  („TheFiles“{holding already existing different xy.txt files}) in my iOS-application (inside the documents-folder) when building the standalone, so that I can access these textfiles from within my iOS-Applcation?
Many thanks for you advising me.

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