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FileOpen $FO_CREATEPATH doesnt work

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The FileOpen help file gives these options:

[optional] Mode to open the file in.
Can be a combination of the following:
    $FO_READ (0) = Read mode (default)
    $FO_APPEND (1) = Write mode (append to end of file)
    $FO_OVERWRITE (2) = Write mode (erase previous contents)
    $FO_CREATEPATH (8) = Create directory structure if it doesn't exist (See Remarks).
 
and some more options.
 
But this simple code just doesn't work:
dim $hFileOpen
$hFileOpen  = FileOpen ( "c:testtest.txt", $FO_CREATEPATH )
If $hFileOpen = -1 Then
        MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "", "An error occurred when creating/opening the file.")
        Return False
    EndIf
FileClose($hFileOpen)
 
 
Is the FO_CREATEPATH mode not implementen? Found it weird nobody on the forum ever encountered this...

 

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Only $FO_CREATEPATH implies $FO_READ, because of the value 0. You have to use $FO_CREATEPATH + some write mode flag.


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ok never saw a good example of the FO_CREATEPATH flag. didn't know the modes needed to be combined :)

thanks a lot!

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Or BitOR() e.g. BitOR($FO_CREATEPATH, $FO_WRITE)


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