Delete a text from a .txt file using vb6.0

Posted on 2010-01-12
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Last Modified: 2012-05-08
I need to search for a string in the .txt file and then delete it... any easy way to do this?

Question by:Carol2009
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Rimvis earned 2000 total points
ID: 26294006
Hello Carol2009,

Check this:

Edit and manipulate text files



Author Comment

ID: 26294121
That was for ASP (Active Server Pages), VbScript (browser/client side)  .. i am interst only on visual basic v6.0

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by:Patrick Matthews
ID: 26294186
Hello Carol2009,

1. A specific string, or a string meeting a particular pattern/criteria?
2. All instances of the string, or just the first?
3. Is the text file large or small?


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ID: 26294191
The code for VB 6.0 is neatly identical. Just add type declarations like his:

Dim objFSO as FileSystemObject

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ID: 26294285
Something like (excuse my use of Implicit variable declaration):
s% = Freefile
t% = Freefile
Open "C:\MyFile.txt" for Input As #s%   'source (original) file
Open "C:\MyFilteredFile.txt" For Output As #t%   'target (with string deleted) file
While Not EOF(s%)
   Line Input #s%, txt$
   Replace(txt$, "Unwanted string", "")
   If Len(txt$) Then Print #t%, txt$
Kill "C:\MyFile.txt"
Name "C:\MyFilteredFile.txt" As "C:\MyFile.txt"

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