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TestStream ReadLine

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Last Modified: 2013-11-25

In performing a ReadLine method, the statement is inserting extraneous bytes into the string.  See attached file and code.

I know from stepping through the code that the problem is in the ReadLine statements, not the Writelines, which are working correctly.

By the way, I know that there are better ways to copy a file - the object is to test the Readline - not to do the actual copying.

Thanks for your help
Dim oFSO As New Scripting.FileSystemObject
        Dim oTS As Scripting.TextStream
        Dim oTS2 As Scripting.TextStream
        Dim strRetp As String
        Set oTS = oFSO.OpenTextFile(ReportDir & "\myfile.txt")
        Set oTS2 = oFSO.CreateTextFile(ReportDir & "\myfile2.txt", ForWriting, True)
        strRetp = oTS.ReadLine
        oTS2.WriteLine strRetp
        strRetp = oTS.ReadLine
        oTS2.WriteLine strRetp
        strRetp = oTS.ReadLine
        oTS2.WriteLine strRetp
        strRetp = oTS.ReadAll
        oTS2.WriteLine strRetp
        Set oTS = Nothing
        Set oTS2 = Nothing

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I figured out the answer.  Instead of CreateTextFile, I used OpenTextFile.  The problems were resolved.  Not sure why it made a difference to the Readline, but it works.

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