How can I check if a certain file is a text file or not ?

Posted on 2005-04-27
Last Modified: 2010-05-02
Thanks in advance
Question by:AlexF777
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    What are you trying to accomplish?
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    -  You could possibly read in each character, and see if each character is within the ascii range of 0-127?  
    -  Or you could load it into a textbox or richtextbox and visually inspect it.  
    -  Also, you could look at the extension, and only accept .txt files?

    Hope this helps!

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