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    I found this on google
    vb.net - Illegal Character when trying to compile java code - Stack Overflow
    But don't know what streamwriters or writealltext overloads he is talking about.


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    Default Re: Illegal character

    Already solved it myself. Thanks for not helping me.

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    Default Re: Illegal character

    Quote Originally Posted by Tank314 View Post
    Thanks for not helping me.
    Ok, good to know you've solved it, but don't be so bloody damn rude!
    Everyone on this forum helps one another, when and if they have the time.

    People here aren't paid to do this, they do it out of generosity and use up their own time to do it.
    The fact is, if you structured your question better with greater details, instead of "I found this on google and i dont get it + random image" people
    would have been more incline to help you.
    There are others on this forum who need help, so a lot of people don't have the time to
    follow links and read up on what you don't get.

    Anyway if you're so much better, and if the actual question allows for it, how about you post your solution for other people who might have a similar issue.
    Just my 2c.
    Please use [highlight=Java]//code goes here...[/highlight] tags when posting your code

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    Ow cool people here talk. I thought no one will respond to this topic ever. We got some progress going in our communication skills eh?
    Anyway the problem was caused by BOM
    Byte order mark - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    It's an invisible thing in the beginning of a text file that says that this file is encoded in UTF.
    I simply changed the encoding in Notepad++ to ANSI and saved it.
    You can also change it to UTF but without BOM as you can see on picture.

    I wish people would be as helpful to me as I am to them.

    Ok, good to know you've solved it, but don't be so bloody damn rude!
    Everyone on this forum helps one another, when and if they have the time.

    People here aren't paid to do this, they do it out of generosity and use up their own time to do it.
    The fact is, if you structured your question better with greater details, instead of "I found this on google and i dont get it + random image" people
    would have been more incline to help you.
    There are others on this forum who need help, so a lot of people don't have the time to
    follow links and read up on what you don't get.
    The picture was enough to understand what the problem was if they had a solution. Unless of course person has brain damage then he should be locked up eh?
    Last edited by Tank314; March 12th, 2011 at 08:23 AM.

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    Default Re: Illegal character

    Granted following the link and reading through joins the image and text together, but "Image + But don't know what streamwriters or writealltext overloads he is talking about." didn't make for good question structure IMHO.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tank314 View Post
    Unless of course person has brain damage then he should be locked up eh?
    That didn't even make a particle of sense either, please refrain from using derogatory comments.

    Thanks for the solution and be sure to mark this thread as SOLVED using thread tools.
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