Code in VB6 showing text file differences:

Does anyone have some code I can put into my Application comparing 2 text files and showing the difference between the two files. If you have code for an entire app to do this that would be great, but if not thats OK too. I'm using VB6.
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Public Function AreTheyTheSame(ByVal File1 As String, _
  ByVal File2 As String, Optional StringentCheck As _
  Boolean = False) As Boolean
'PURPOSE: Check to see if two files are identical
'File1 and File2 = FullPaths of files to compare
'StringentCheck (optional): If false (default),
'will only compare file lengths.  If true, a
'byte by byte comparison is conducted if file lengths are

On Error GoTo ErrorHandler

If Dir(File1) = "" Then Exit Function
If Dir(File2) = "" Then Exit Function

Dim lLen1 As Long, lLen2 As Long
Dim iFileNum1 As Integer
Dim iFileNum2 As Integer
Dim bytArr1() As Byte, bytArr2() As Byte
Dim lCtr As Long, lStart As Long
Dim bAns As Boolean

lLen1 = FileLen(File1)
lLen2 = FileLen(File2)
If lLen1 <> lLen2 Then
    Exit Function
ElseIf StringentCheck = False Then
        AreTheyTheSame = True
        Exit Function
    iFileNum1 = FreeFile
    Open File1 For Binary Access Read As #iFileNum1
    iFileNum2 = FreeFile
    Open File2 For Binary Access Read As #iFileNum2

    'put contents of both into byte Array
    bytArr1() = InputB(LOF(iFileNum1), #iFileNum1)
    bytArr2() = InputB(LOF(iFileNum2), #iFileNum2)
    lLen1 = UBound(bytArr1)
    lStart = LBound(bytArr1)
    bAns = True
    For lCtr = lStart To lLen1
        If bytArr1(lCtr) <> bytArr2(lCtr) Then
            bAns = False
            Exit For
        End If
    AreTheyTheSame = bAns
End If
If iFileNum1 > 0 Then Close #iFileNum1
If iFileNum2 > 0 Then Close #iFileNum2
End Function
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