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  1. #1
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    Jun 2008

    Red face Clearing heap and stack while writing to file

    Hi, I'm very new to symbian c++ (I have been using j2me a lot!) and I've been following a lot of tutorials and I'm still confused about when I need to deallocate certain objects. Here is my program. I'm trying to write the WLan mac address to a text file. And it never creates the file because of a Memory Alloc: error.
    #ifdef __GCCE__
    #include <staticlibinit_gcce.h>
    #include <f32file.h>
    #include <e32std.h>
    #include "main.h"
    LOCAL_C void mainL(CConsoleBase* con) {
      _LIT(KTxtHello, "Hello.\n");
      TBuf8<20> address;
      TBuf<20> wlanMACAddress;
      for ( TInt i = 0; i < address.Length(); i++ )
          TUint16 addbyte = address[i];
          wlanMACAddress.AppendFormat(_L("%02X:"), addbyte);
      if  ( wlanMACAddress.Length() ) // remove trailing ':'
          wlanMACAddress.Delete(wlanMACAddress.Length()-1, 1);
      HBufC8* hBuf = HBufC8::NewL(20);
      TPtr8 myPtr = hBuf->Des();
      RFs fs;
      RFile file;
        // add some more data, if needed
    Please help me determine which objects I need to be pushing/popping/etc.

    Thank you in advance.

  2. #2
    Nokia Developer Moderator
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Oslo, Norway

    Re: Clearing heap and stack while writing to file

    You have a memory leak (the "hBuf" is not deleted), but that is all. ALLOC panic appears at the end of the execution, your file is probably created.
    Note that c:\system is not shown by the built-in file manager (of the phone or the emulator), use a location under c:\Data if you want to see it.

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