>Stage 1 : >I want to be able to read a plain TEXT file into an Edit Field, and have a >scroll bar so that I can look through it. I also want to be able to save the >contents back out to a TEXT file. As pure text, note. No Formatting. > >However, the Edit Field can only handle 32K characters, so : > >Stage 2 : >To be able to do the above for any size of TEXT file. > >Such a program would be a wonderful "Example", and I would guess everyone >would find it useful, sometime. >Does anyone have such a program, and if not, does anyone want to have a bash >at creating one ? Since list members have been sluggish in responding to this Very Useful Challenge, I have posted my attempted solution at: <ftp://ftp.futurebasic.org/FutureBasic/dropbox/Scroll_Text_Of_Any_Length.sit> The complete working source code is a princely 4K download. It displays a text file of any length (not limited to 32000 characters by TextEdit), with live vertical and horizontal scrolling. In one test, it successfully displayed a 5 MB file with 200000 lines. Reports of reproducible bugs would be welcome (well not really, but you know what I mean). Robert P.