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CreateFile
by Steven Sartain | Published  10/25/2001 | .NET Framework | Rating:
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CreateFile

A replacement for the open() function in VB and the CreateFile() API

Start a new project then add a module. Add the following code to the module:

'Author: Steven Sartain
'Last Revision: 28th August 2001
'Revision Notes: None
'Supported environments:
'                    Yes        No        Untested
'    VB4                        X
'    VB5                        X
'    VB6                        X
'    VB.NET(beta2)    X
Imports System.IO
Namespace vbCity
  Public Module modFunctions
    Public Sub ReadFile(pstrFilePath As String)
        Dim udtFile as StreamReader = File.OpenText(pstrFilePath)
        Console.WriteLine(udtFile.ReadToEnd())
        udtFile.Close
       End Sub
  End Module
End Namespace
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