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how do you save data stored in an array of records (structure) to a text file using StreamWriter? I currently have

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[code]....

but it doesn't work. My array is fixed and currently has 3 elements (for testing purposes). If I enter two records and add these to the structure I get the following data saved to the text file:

123,helen,66000
879,john,89975
0,,0

How do I stop unused elements of the array being included when writing to file? Should I use a dynamic array instead and if yes, how do you use dynamic arrays with structures?



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