What is the ListBox Native format ?
This is a question that comes to mind while I was writing an explanation about csv and txt files in File I/O operations with Xojo (in fact with my application).
I used the terms “Native Format” to define a line using the tab character as the field delimiter.
Then, I activate he Get An Eye - on a Finder file - function. I selected a txt file (saved with a tab as the field delimiter), then a true .csv file, then replace the .txt file extension of the tab delimiter file to .csv and noticed a real difference:
the true .csv file display the text data in a grid (à la ListBox)
the .txt, tab delimiter file displays the text data in a a surrounded rectangle, add a line to separate all Rows, but no vertical column align line was displayed.
Obviously Apple (or simply the Engineer who create the method to display the data) feels csv IS the way to display the data. Files with Tab delimiter fields is not the preferred format (in Apples or Engineers mind).
So, the question is:
What name must I use to qualify the reading of a csv file: Import or Open ?
And, of course, I will use the other to read tab delimiter files.
What is your feeling on that subject ?
BTW: yes, I read the csv entry at WikipediA.
OK: if I am not crystal clear, think at The G.I.M.P. It have a Save MenuItem that save the graphics using its native file type (.xcf) and Export… / Export As…
In that case, Save is he application native file format and Export… / Export As… is the Export file format (format to be read with other applications).
csv file with comma delimiter (Finders Get an Eye)
csv file with tab delimiter (Finders Get an Eye)
Nota: I do not set LibreOffice to be the default application. It claim that by itself !
I hope that I set the right caption to the right image 'cause Netinary (isp) is still filtering (to me) the image I store in MediaFire. Netinary is the McDonalds French third party that adds free Wifi to these restaurants.