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Added: Aug 19, 2002
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This is a VB tip for fast file reading.
'This only works for simple text files.

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Public Function FileRead(ByVal sFileName As String) As String 
Dim File_h As Integer

' ensure that the file exists
If Len(Dir$(sFileName)) = 0 Then
Err.Raise 53 ' File not found
End If

File_h = FreeFile()
Open sFileName For Input As #File_h
' read the string and close the file
FileRead = Input$(LOF(File_h), File_h)
Close #File_h
End Function

Text1.Text = FileRead("C:myfile.txt")

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