Version 1.5 Released March 6, 2006
NEW: Includes CardInsertHelper utility to handle memory card insertion and removal.
SFTextFile enables you to read and write standard text files on the Palm
from your SatForms application. The text files can be stored in the
Palm's internal memory or on an expansion memory card. As well, some
additional utility functions are provided to delete, rename, or copy any
files. In addition to the main function to read and write text files,
SFTextFile also enables you to read and write binary files in
conjunction with the Memory extension included with SatForms.
Some potential applications for SFTextFile include:
- exporting data from your application to standard CSV text files
- creating backup copies of important files or databases (including
SatForms table databases) in internal memory or on an expansion card
Text files created in the Palm's internal memory are backed up to the
PC at Hotsync by the standard backup conduit. There is a utility
program included that will convert these backed up files (which are
saved to the PC as PDB files) to standard PC text files. It will also
take PC text files and convert them into "text PDB" files for loading
back onto the Palm where they can be read and written to by the
Text files stored on the expansion memory card can be transferred
directly back and forth to a PC using a USB card reader, and there is no
SFTextFile for PocketPC is also available.
Evaluation Version Download
An evaluation version of this extension is available so you can try
it out before deciding to purchase.
To download an evaluation version of this extension, complete the
Product Evaluation Request Form with
your full address information. Eval version download instructions
will be supplied upon completion of the request form. The evaluation
versions of the extensions display a notice screen each time they are run,
but do not time out. They are intended for internal testing use only
and may not be distributed.
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