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This might be an easy question but I'm having problems writing to a text file in visual basic .net 2005.  The old visual basic syntax of " Open "file" for output as #1" does not seem to work at all.  This is not really the problem though, my problem lies in just getting the syntax right to write to a simple text file created using:

Dim result As System.IO.TextWriter = System.IO.File.CreateText("C:\Documents and Settings\astairs\Desktop\result.txt")

Any help is greatly appreciated!!
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http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Dot_Net/VB_DOT_NET/Q_21007855.html?query=vb.net+file+write&clearTAFilter=true

Dim file As New System.IO.StreamWriter("c:\test.txt", False) ' if the file exist and Append is False, The file is overwritten
file.WriteLine(content)
file.Close()
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by:Optamis
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I guess perhaps I should search before I haul off and ask a question...  Very helpful though, fixed my problem 100%.  I do have one more question though, what's the syntax for starting a new line and new page when writing to a text file?
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I believe the following would all give you results for new line:

Chr(13) + Chr(10)
file.WriteLine()
ChrW(13) + ChrW(10)
Environment.NewLine()

I do not know exactly what you mean by a new page though.
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Also, in the future, you may be better off posting your questions here:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Dot_Net/VB_DOT_NET/
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Thanks List244,  Unfortunatly

Chr(13) + Chr(10)
file.WriteLine()
ChrW(13) + ChrW(10)
Environment.NewLine()

isn't working for me to get a new line.  All I need to do is after  the Writeline is start a newline.  Also, what I mean but a new page is that after so many writes or when the page is full it will insert the page number and start a new page.  Any ideas?

Thanks again!!
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by:Optamis
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I figured it all out, thanks for the help.  Without your guidance I wouldn't have the working writelines.  Thanks List244.
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Optamis, I should have been more clear with my first post, what I meant was you could use the chr and environment options
as string appends to add new lines.  The file.WriteLine() would write a line byitself.  They were just many options on how
you could do it.

However, I am glad you got it all worked out.
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