Cant choose the extension when creating a new file

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Cant choose the extension when creating a new file

#1 Post by raytaller » 14.09.2011, 12:26

This a problem introduced by the new XE version. The "New File" dialog box automatically appends .txt to the file name, which is ok most of time but not always. Actually, programmers create a lot of text files with other extensions than "txt" ;)

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Re: Cant choose the extension when creating a new file

#2 Post by joby_toss » 14.09.2011, 13:17

You are talking about the "New text file" (Shift+Ctrl+N) button? There is no "New item" button as it was in FC 2009. I think it should be added. Until then, use the right click menu.

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Re: Cant choose the extension when creating a new file

#3 Post by raytaller » 14.09.2011, 14:35

Yes, I am talking about the new text file action. The explorer right click menu let me override the .txt extension with whatever I want. XE appends the .txt extension automatically.

What would be the simplest way to create, say, a .ini text file in XE ?

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Re: Cant choose the extension when creating a new file

#4 Post by 14u24me » 28.09.2011, 21:09

raytaller wrote:What would be the simplest way to create, say, a .ini text file in XE ?
I'm using SHIFT-F4 to create a file with any extension I like.
But it will start Notepad++ and open the file for edit.

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Re: Cant choose the extension when creating a new file

#5 Post by raytaller » 28.09.2011, 21:58

Wow I didn't know that !
Thanks for sharing.
Still, a "New file" without an automatic extension would be great (or simply being able to edit the extension when creating a .txt file)

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Re: Cant choose the extension when creating a new file

#6 Post by raytaller » 06.12.2011, 12:45

I bump this because it's really annoying not being able to change the extension...
Why not prefill the "New file" textbox with "|.extension", with the carret at the beginning ? Then if I choose "New text file", the textbox displays ".txt", I type "blah + enter", it creates blah.txt, but I still have to option to edit the extension.

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Re: Cant choose the extension when creating a new file

#7 Post by Karol » 06.12.2011, 13:34

In release 564 I can define my own extension in "New text file" dialog Shift+Ctrl+N.

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Re: Cant choose the extension when creating a new file

#8 Post by raytaller » 06.12.2011, 13:58

Ow, indeed. But Right click > New > [Any file] will still force append the extension.

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Re: Cant choose the extension when creating a new file

#9 Post by ralfso » 06.12.2011, 19:31

It's right, this method makes test.csv.txt when typing test.csv.
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