ADO » Stream » ReadText

Version: 2.5

string = streamobject.ReadText (NumBytes)
The optional NumBytes parameter is either the number of characters to read or one of the StreamReadEnum constants. If you specify a number larger than the actual number of characters available in the Stream, only the actual available characters are read and no error is generated. A null value is returned if there are no characters left to be read.

Reads the specified number of bytes from a text Stream object andreturns the data as a string.

The ReadText method is used to read an entire text file or a specified number of characters from a Stream object and to return the data as a string.

This method is used exclusively for text data type Stream objects. Please use the similar Read method for binary data type Stream objects.

There is one optional parameter.
StreamReadEnum Constants

Constant Value Description
adReadAll -1 Default, read from the current position to EOS
adReadLine -2 Only read until the end of the current line


Dim strStreamText
strStreamText = objStream.ReadText adReadAll
Dim intNumChars, strStreamText
intNumChars = 1000
strStreamText = objStream.ReadText intNumChars

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