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Load Text File Into Rich Text Box

How would I go about loading all the text from a file, like test.txt into a rich text box on a form by clicking a command button? Thanks in advance!
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cybrthug
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beckinghCommented:

This code will read a text file into a regular text box


Dim TextLine as string

Open "c:\list.ini" For Input As #1 ' first open file

Do Until EOF(1)
     Line Input #1, TextLine
     Text1.Text = Text1.Text & vbCrLf & TextLine
Loop
     
Close #1



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amebaCommented:
    Me.RichTextBox1.LoadFile "c:\test.txt", rtfText
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aminerdCommented:
Ameba's way is easiest, however, if you want to read the file yourself, I suggest something like the following:

Public Function OpenFile(FileName As String) As String
 
  Dim intFile As Integer
  Dim strTemp As String
 
  'Get a new file number
  intFile = FreeFile
 
  'Read the contents of the file into strTemp
  Open FileName For Input As intFile
    strTemp = Space(LOF(intFile))
    Get intFile, 0, strTemp
  Close intFile
 
  'Return the file contents
  OpenFile = strTemp
 
End Function

If you hardcode a file number (for example, #1), you could potentially run into problems. It's always better to use the FreeFile function. Also, by reading the entire file in at once you save time (and skip a loop).

You could use the function I posted like:

RichTextBox.Text = OpenFile("c:\test.txt")
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gauravdhupCommented:
here is the code

Open App.Path & "\test.txt" For Input As #1
Do While Not EOF(1)   ' Check for end of file.
  linesfromfile = StrConv(InputB(LOF(1), 1), vbUnicode)
  Text26.Text = linesfromfile
Loop
Close #1


here text26.text is the richtextbox
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cybrthugAuthor Commented:
Short and sweet, thats the way I like it, thanks!
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