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Write a text as a FILE in a container.

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Text 4.4 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "Text.WriteToContainer"; Text { ; Encoding; FilePath } )   More

(old name: String.WriteToContainer)


Parameter Description Example Flags
Text The text to save. "Hello World"
Encoding The text encoding for text parameter.
Default is native.
Possible encoding names: ANSI, ISO-8859-1, Latin1, Mac, Native, UTF-8, DOS, Hex, Base64 or Windows. More listed in the FAQ.
"UTF-8" Optional
FilePath The file name to include in the container value. "test.txt" Optional


Returns OK or error.


Write a text as a FILE in a container.
The result can be assigned to a container field and later be exported.

This function works on pure text, so any text style is lost.


Writes some text to container:

Set Field [ MyTable::Test; Value: MBS("Text.WriteToContainer"; "Hello World"; "UTF-8"; "test.txt") ]

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This function is free to use.

Created 18th October 2014, last changed 4th August 2023

Text.WriteTextFile - TextView.AppendStyledText