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rameshbn1
Hi people.

I have this peculiar problem.

I've written a program in vb6 which parses a text file to perform certain functions based on the data in the file. My idea is to develop this further to enable the program to download updates of the text file from the internet.

My problem is this - I don't want text files for this, as any one can open them and corrupt the data. changing the extension is too easy to beat. Is there some way to 'compile' my data file so that only my program can read it? I'm working using Scripting Runtime in vb6.

Again, for certain reasons, I don't want to use a database for this.

Is this a silly question?

Thanx
MrBaseball34
You can include your file as a resource. If you are downloading the file
from the internet, you can use a stream, instead of a file.
AftershockVibe
You can make your program read from the file in any way you like so you can mash up the characters any way you like to make them non human-readable provided you can reverse it with an algorithm that does the opposite.
deepak
There are many tricky solution for this problem, the best is to encrypt your file with some algorithm and decrypt it using algorithm in your program. Thats how, Private/Public Key idea came from.
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