Binary file access

Posted on 2006-04-23
Last Modified: 2010-04-17
I am studying for a BS in IT, and need to find information on defining binary file access. Anyone have any suggestions? (I don't want te answer, just suggestions on where I can find the information I need. Thank you in advance for any help offered!)
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    Text file is variable length record oriented file, where reading process records for you (stripping line ends).
    Binary file is just a stream of raw bytes without any processing.
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    It's not clear to me about what system your question is ... if you're doing your BS in the "Microsoft World" you might find this article interesting:;en-us;151335 ... otherwise you'd might find this one helpfull:

    Best regards,

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    Sorry, my question pertains to Visual Basic.NET
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    Great!;en-us;151335 should give you some basic information ... please let me know if any question remained open!

    Best regards,

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