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Advanced File Processing Techniques: Using Chunks for Handling Large Files

A recent blog post, A Beginner’s Guide to Handling Text Files in Xojo, covered the basics of text file handling in Xojo. This post delves into advanced techniques for reading and writing large files in chunks. This method is crucial for managing large datasets efficiently, minimizing memory usage, and maintaining application performance.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Handling Text Files in Xojo

As developers, we often need to work with text files. This could be for reading configuration settings, parsing log files, or generating reports. Text files are a common part of software development, and knowing how to access and manipulate them is important for building strong and flexible Xojo applications. In this article, we will make use the key Xojo classes and techniques for working with text files. We will start by looking at how to read the contents of text files using the TextInputStream class. You will learn how to read an entire file into a string and how to process the file line-by-line.

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Avoiding Memory Leaks with WeakRef

This is not that common of an issue, but it happens – when searching for memory leaks, remember to check any cross-referenced objects. Cross-referenced objects are, well, just that, objects that need to reference each other. For example, when “ClassA” needs to know about “ClassB”, and “ClassB” needs to know about “ClassA”. Continue reading to see how this can cause memory leaks in your projects and how to use Xojo’s WeakRef to fix it.

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Xojo MVPs Pointing Xojo in the Right Direction

It’s been too long since we last recognized the enormous amount of valuable assistance that the Xojo MVPs provide to Xojo and the community. We are so grateful to have such an amazing group of dedicated, passionate Xojo experts with so much Xojo knowledge. You may occasionally see MVPs on the forum, but much of their help is behind-the-scenes and some of what they have helped us with just might surprise you.

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Using Xojo and GitHub

Now that Xojo Lite includes support for saving projects in version control format, it seems like a good time to revisit how you can use Xojo with GitHub, the popular online Git hosting service.

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