VB6 string variable truncating data that it reads from a file

Posted on 2014-11-22
Last Modified: 2014-11-24

I have two questions
1. When I am reading a 600kb text file (HTML code) into a string variable, it is truncating pretty much half of the content. Here is the code I have... where am I going wrong?
Dim fso As New FileSystemObject
Dim f As File
Dim fsoStream As TextStream
Dim strLine As String
Set f = fso.GetFile("C:\Users\Neanderthal\Desktop\MyProj\GMATClubLog.txt")
Set fsoStream = f.OpenAsTextStream(ForReading)
' Read the file line by line, printing the results to the Form
Do While Not fsoStream.AtEndOfStream
     strLine = fsoStream.ReadLine
     Debug.Print strLine

Set fsoStream = Nothing
Set f = Nothing
Set fso = Nothing

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2. Basically why I want to read the whole content of the text file is because I want to extract a repeating set of data based on the search criteria . And this is the repeating code. How can I achieve this using vb 6 code?

<td class="topicsName" style="width:100%">
<a class="newestPostIcon" href=""></a>
<a title="some text" href="http://I want to extract this link.html" ></a> 

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I am attaching the text file to this post.

Question by:Jay Balu
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by:Martin Liss
ID: 40459551
Take a look at the file in a text editor and see if there's anything unusual about the line following the last one that prints in the Immediate Window. It may be that there's something in the file that is being interpreted as EOF.
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I interpreted your question as saying that you were not able to read all the lines, however after commenting out line 12 in your code above I was able to read the complete file. It just occurred to me however that when you say that "it is truncating pretty much half of the content"  that you might mean that individual lines are being truncated. If so can you tell me if any of the following (which is the end of the output from my implementation of your code) contain truncated lines?
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by:Jay Balu
ID: 40462240
Martin Liss - Thanks for your response. I was in fact mistaken, What happened was when I tried to print it in the VB Immediate window, it was not printing completely (could there be a limit on how much contact can be printed in that window?). But when I wrote it back to a text file, it was printing everything there. So... false alarm. Thanks for your answer though.
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by:Martin Liss
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The Immediate Window will show at most 199 lines.

You're welcome and I'm glad I was able to help.

In my profile you'll find links to some articles I've written that may interest you.
Marty - MVP 2009 to 2014

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by:Jay Balu
ID: 40462459
Would you be interested in taking a quick look at my other question too?

Sorry, if I am hijacking this post.

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