?
Solved

Reading a file from VBscript or visual basic 6.0

Posted on 2004-09-23
4
Medium Priority
?
156 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-25
Hello, i need to deal with a text file from VBScript or visual basic 6.0 and in the process replace a word like blue for yellow, where can i find an example of it?
0
Comment
Question by:emont
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
4 Comments
 
LVL 86

Accepted Solution

by:
Mike Tomlinson earned 240 total points
ID: 12134934
Here is a VB6 solution:

Option Explicit

Private Sub Command1_Click()
    replaceInFile "C:\someFile.txt", "blue", "yellow"
End Sub

Private Sub replaceInFile(ByVal fileName As String, ByVal oldString As String, ByVal newString As String)
    Dim ff As Integer
    Dim entireFile As String
   
    If Dir(fileName) <> "" Then
        ff = FreeFile
        Open fileName For Binary Access Read As #ff
        entireFile = Input(LOF(ff), ff)
        Close #ff
   
        entireFile = Replace(entireFile, oldString, newString)
   
        ff = FreeFile
        Open fileName For Binary Access Write As #ff
        Put #ff, , entireFile
        Close #ff
    Else
        MsgBox fileName, vbCritical, "File not found"
    End If
End Sub
0

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar: Networking for the Cloud Era

Did you know SD-WANs can improve network connectivity? Check out this webinar to learn how an SD-WAN simplified, one-click tool can help you migrate and manage data in the cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Have you ever wanted to restrict the users input in a textbox to numbers, and while doing that make sure that they can't 'cheat' by pasting in non-numeric text? Of course you can do that with code you write yourself but it's tedious and error-prone …
A theme is a collection of property settings that allow you to define the look of pages and controls, and then apply the look consistently across pages in an application. Themes can be made up of a set of elements: skins, style sheets, images, and o…
Show developers how to use a criteria form to limit the data that appears on an Access report. It is a common requirement that users can specify the criteria for a report at runtime. The easiest way to accomplish this is using a criteria form that a…
This is Part 3 in a 3-part series on Experts Exchange to discuss error handling in VBA code written for Excel. Part 1 of this series discussed basic error handling code using VBA. http://www.experts-exchange.com/videos/1478/Excel-Error-Handlin…
Suggested Courses

719 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question