Hello! I'm new to both Processing and programming in general, and am working on a moderately ambitious project right now. I'm storing data in plain text files, loading them as strings, splitting them, and then displaying the text; however, I want the end-user to be able to edit the text files (and thus Processing's output). Similarly, I want the application to be able to save/load preferences to a plain text file as well - preferably one that's also human readable. Lastly, I don't want the end-user to have to deal with the Processing IDE / export. When I export the file, it would appear to wrap all the .txts into the .exe (or into one of the .jars?). Is there any way to avoid this? I'd like to keep the /data/ folder intact, so the user can edit it.
I have an application that loads a few settings from settings.xml, and I want to make that accessible after exporting as an application... I have made a settings directory, and load it from there, as I realize the data folder will likely be hidden... but I don't see my directory now...
Sorry, I mean that upon Export, I do not see either the data directory, or the optional settings directory I had created... I would like to make this seen, so that the settings.xml is editable by the user.
that works... thanks!
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