Can't Save to an XML file in an embedded resource
I am testing an app to read from a XML file (Working) and save to a XML file (NOT WORKING).
Here is my code that is not working. any ideas on how to fix this? I need to be able to save to the XML file. The error I am getting is: STREAM WAS NOT WRITEABLE
Private Sub Button1_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click Dim strTime As String strTime = Now.ToString Dim _assembly As Assembly _assembly = [Assembly].GetExecutingAssembly() Dim FileName = _assembly.GetManifestResourceStream("EmbeddedResource.xml") Try Dim xmlData As New XmlDocument Dim nodeRoot, nodeTroubleInfo, nodeDateTimeSaved As XmlNode xmlData.Load(FileName) nodeRoot = xmlData.SelectSingleNode("//DATA") nodeTroubleInfo = nodeRoot.SelectSingleNode("//TroubleInfo") nodeTroubleInfo.InnerText = txtNotes.Text nodeDateTimeSaved = nodeRoot.SelectSingleNode("//DateTimeSaved") nodeDateTimeSaved.InnerText = strTime xmlData.Save(FileName) MsgBox("SAVE Button Pressed!", MsgBoxStyle.Information, "Note saved successfully!") Catch ex As Exception MsgBox("Error saving note. The error was: " & vbCrLf & Err.Description, MsgBoxStyle.Exclamation, "Error saving information to file.") Exit Sub End Try End Sub
It's not a file. It's part of the assembly. You cannot write to it.
The best you could do is read from the assembly and write to a separate XML file on disk. That file, you could read and write.