Line endings

Posted on 2003-11-19
Last Modified: 2012-05-04

I need to read a text file into my app that has come from an apple macintosh. The trouble is the line endings are all in mac format and its throwing me off when i read the lines in.

Is there a way i can get vb to replace the mac line endings with dos ones, or is there a simple app out there to do it.

Question by:lukethepunk
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Accepted Solution

TimCottee earned 125 total points
ID: 9777973
Hi lukethepunk,

What characters are used to represent the line end?

If you can find this out you can use:

MyString = Replace(MyString,<MACLINEENDCHAR>,vbCrLf)

To replace the <MACLINEENDCHAR> with carriage return and line feed.

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Assisted Solution

Gryff earned 125 total points
ID: 9778252
I believe Macintosh ends it's lines in just a CR, so in Tims example you would do...

MyString = Replace(MyString, vbCr,vbCrLf)

Author Comment

ID: 9778845
Thanks to both of you, that works fine. I did'nt think about doing it that way.


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