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I am tring to get the contents of a text file using StreamReader.  Not sure if it is considered UniCode or ASCII.
I tried changing the Encoding to various things (UniCode, <default>, ASCII)  it just returns a number like 126 or 1509.  My StreamWriter Function works perfect (i.e.  A File that says "Hello World" is 12 Bytes), but the StreamReader doesn't

I just a simple Function to give the contents of a File into a String,
strMyText = ReadFile("f:\test.txt")

Thank You Very Much in Advance
 


Function ReadFile(ByVal FullLocation As String) As String
        Dim srFile As StreamReader
        srFile = New StreamReader(FullLocation)
        ReadFile = srFile.Read()
        srFile.Close()
    End Function

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by:Jaime Olivares
ID: 22655684
you can use:

string text = ReadAllText(@"f:\text.txt");
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by:JPTenore
ID: 22655760
ReadAllText  humm???

Function ReadFile(ByVal FullLocation As String) As String
        Dim srFile As StreamReader
        srFile = New StreamReader(FullLocation)
        ReadFile = srFile.ReadAllText()
        srFile.Close()
End Function
Is this right?

I also have another question pending if you want to answer it:)
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by:Jaime Olivares
ID: 22655804
no need, ReadAllText replaces all your code.
BTW, remove the @, it is needed just in C#, not vb.net
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by:JPTenore
ID: 22655842
Hold on let me try it :)
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by:JPTenore
ID: 22655868
It doesn't like ReadAllText as a VB.NET Function???

ReadFile = ReadAllText("f:\text.txt")

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by:Jaime Olivares
ID: 22655908
oops, sorry, it is:

ReadFile = File.ReadAlText("f:\text.txt")

or

ReadFile = System.IO.File.ReadAlText("f:\text.txt")
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by:JPTenore
ID: 22655977

I have Imports System.IO up top
I guess you have to Fully Declear

I will give you Credit in a moment on this one you definitity Solved It, with a A Grade!

Hey, do you know anything on DataSets and TableAdapters?  I have another, and I have a project for you send I email to JP+winsupplychain    in the com domain    (and replace + with @) get it?



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by:JPTenore
ID: 22655982
sorry TYPO a NOT I
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by:Jaime Olivares
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if you have Imports System.IO, then you need:
ReadFile = File.ReadAlText("f:\text.txt")
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Jaime Olivares earned 2000 total points
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typo!!! my L key is not working rigth:

ReadFile = File.ReadAllText("f:\text.txt")

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by:JPTenore
ID: 22656048
ReadFile = System.IO.File.ReadAllText("f:\text.txt")


You had a TYPO too  ReadAllText NOT ReadAlText

CutnPaste it into another Comment so the next person has a Working Solution, I will Accept that one.

Thanks.


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by:JPTenore
ID: 22656051
OPPS didn't see that has a comment I will approve that in a second, but first  do you see my other question?
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by:JPTenore
ID: 22656058
TYPO as NOT has
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by:JPTenore
ID: 22656089
Can you send me an e-mail?

Be back in 30mins. Do you have a moment to look at my other Question?
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by:Jaime Olivares
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So, did it work?
I will look the other question...
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by:JPTenore
ID: 22656124
Yes, let me try again with Accepting
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by:JPTenore
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If you have
Imports System.IO

you need just 'File' NOT it fully decleared 'System.IO.File'
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