How to count text records using

I have a text file abc.txt.  I need to count the number of records in the file, each of which starts on a new line, so I assume each one ends in a typical return or cr/lf.

is there some type of function or simple code sequence to do this job?  TIA
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Shaun KlineLead Software EngineerCommented:
One way would be to read the entire file into a string, split the string into an array using the new line character(s), and then find the length of the array.
Shaun VermaakTechnical SpecialistCommented:
Just count the number of lines
Dim numberOfLines = File.ReadAllLines("abc.txt").Length

Open in new window

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Visual Basic.NET

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.