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Thread: BufferedWritter saves every file as a file type extension

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    Default BufferedWritter saves every file as a file type extension

    public class main extends javax.swing.JFrame {
     
        public main() {
            initComponents();
        }
     
        @SuppressWarnings("unchecked")
        // <editor-fold defaultstate="collapsed" desc="Generated Code">                          
        private void initComponents() {
     
            jLabel4 = new javax.swing.JLabel();
            labelID = new javax.swing.JLabel();
            labelName = new javax.swing.JLabel();
            labelDep = new javax.swing.JLabel();
            id = new javax.swing.JTextField();
            name = new javax.swing.JTextField();
            dep = new javax.swing.JTextField();
            save = new javax.swing.JButton();
            load = new javax.swing.JButton();
     
            jLabel4.setText("jLabel4");
     
            setDefaultCloseOperation(javax.swing.WindowConstants.EXIT_ON_CLOSE);
     
            labelID.setText("ID");
     
            labelName.setText("Name");
     
            labelDep.setText("Department");
     
            id.setText("2234");
     
            name.setText("name");
     
            dep.setText("dep");
     
            save.setText("Save");
            save.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                    saveActionPerformed(evt);
                }
            });
     
            load.setText("Load");
            load.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
                public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                    loadActionPerformed(evt);
                }
            });
     
            javax.swing.GroupLayout layout = new javax.swing.GroupLayout(getContentPane());
            getContentPane().setLayout(layout);
            layout.setHorizontalGroup(
                layout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                .addGroup(layout.createSequentialGroup()
                    .addContainerGap()
                    .addGroup(layout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                        .addGroup(layout.createSequentialGroup()
                            .addGroup(layout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                                .addComponent(labelID)
                                .addComponent(labelName)
                                .addComponent(labelDep))
                            .addGap(42, 42, 42)
                            .addGroup(layout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING, false)
                                .addComponent(id)
                                .addComponent(name)
                                .addComponent(dep, javax.swing.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, 110, Short.MAX_VALUE)))
                        .addGroup(layout.createSequentialGroup()
                            .addComponent(save)
                            .addGap(18, 18, 18)
                            .addComponent(load)))
                    .addContainerGap(34, Short.MAX_VALUE))
            );
            layout.setVerticalGroup(
                layout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.LEADING)
                .addGroup(layout.createSequentialGroup()
                    .addContainerGap()
                    .addGroup(layout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.BASELINE)
                        .addComponent(labelID)
                        .addComponent(id, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, javax.swing.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE))
                    .addGap(18, 18, 18)
                    .addGroup(layout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.BASELINE)
                        .addComponent(labelName)
                        .addComponent(name, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, javax.swing.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE))
                    .addGap(18, 18, 18)
                    .addGroup(layout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.BASELINE)
                        .addComponent(labelDep)
                        .addComponent(dep, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, javax.swing.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE))
                    .addGap(18, 18, 18)
                    .addGroup(layout.createParallelGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.BASELINE)
                        .addComponent(save)
                        .addComponent(load))
                    .addContainerGap(19, Short.MAX_VALUE))
            );
     
            pack();
        }// </editor-fold>                        
     
        private void saveActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {                                     
     
            saveToFile();//Show the save dialog.
     
        }    
     
        private void saveToFile(){
     
            JFileChooser fileChooser=new JFileChooser(System.getProperty("user.dir"));
            fileChooser.setDialogTitle("Save as...");
     
            fileChooser.setAcceptAllFileFilterUsed(false);
            FileNameExtensionFilter restric=new FileNameExtensionFilter("(*.txt)","txt");
            fileChooser.addChoosableFileFilter(restric);
     
            fileChooser.showSaveDialog(this);
     
            File file=fileChooser.getSelectedFile();
     
            try{
                FileWriter fwriter=new FileWriter(file);
                BufferedWriter bwriter=null;
                bwriter=new BufferedWriter(fwriter);
     
                bwriter.write(saveData());
                bwriter.flush();
                bwriter.close();
                fwriter.close();
     
            }catch(IOException e){
                e.printStackTrace();
            }
     
    private String saveData(){
                String a="";
                a=a+id.getText()+System.lineSeparator()+name.getText()+System.lineSeparator()+dep.getText();
                System.out.println(a);
                return a;
     
        }
     
        }
    Everything works fine except the (*.txt) extension. Always saves as a (*.file) extension file. Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by jms; July 2nd, 2019 at 11:57 AM.

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    Default Re: BufferedWritter saves every file as a file type extension

    Where is the BufferedWriter you ask about?

    The code works for me.

    What do you enter in the JFileChooser open window?

    What is returned by fileChooser.getSelectedFile()? Print it to see.
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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    Default Re: BufferedWritter saves every file as a file type extension

    I included most of the code. The code works for me too, but when i go check the file, the format is in file extension. I've tried txt, me, saf etc and still I get file extension.

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    Default Re: BufferedWritter saves every file as a file type extension

    What was printed when you added the print statement to show the value in the file variable?

    Where is "format is in file extension" shown? What OS are you using? How are you viewing the files in the folder?
    Can you open a console window, change to the folder with the files in question and display the contents of that folder.
    Then copy what was shown on the console window and paste it here so we can see it.
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    Default Re: BufferedWritter saves every file as a file type extension

    I'm using Netbeans and I get the id, name and department. If I type, for example, 'try' in the save dialog I get a file that I have to open manually(notepad in windows 10), but if I type 'try.txt' I get a txt file that opens immediately with notepad. Is it possible to open a BufferedReader and use some command to get the directory with the filename, then change the filename to filename.txt?

    I'm not familiar with cmd, I'm learning java in my spare time.
    Last edited by jms; July 2nd, 2019 at 12:25 PM.

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    Default Re: BufferedWritter saves every file as a file type extension

    Did you miss this question?
    What was printed when you added the print statement to show the value in the file variable?

    The file is given the name that you type into the JFileChooser dialog window.
    It is up to you to give the file its extension.
    If you enter "test" then the file will be named test without any extension. The FileExplorer program will say it is a file

    change the filename to filename.txt?
    Look at what was printed with the print statement I asked for. The program can get a String with the filename from the File object, examine it and add a .txt extension if the filename does not have one. Then a new File object can be created with the new name.
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    Default Re: BufferedWritter saves every file as a file type extension

    I think I understand now. Thanks for your help!!!

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