Get Statement

Reads a record from a relative file, or a sequence of bytes from a binary file, into a variable.

See also: PUT Statement


Get [#] FileNumber As Integer, [Position], Variable


FileNumber: Any integer expression that determines the file number.

Position: For files opened in Random mode, Position is the number of the record that you want to read.

For files opened in Binary mode, Position is the byte position in the file where the reading starts.

If Position is omitted, the current position or the current data record of the file is used.

Variable: Name of the variable to be read. With the exception of object variables, you can use any variable type.


Sub ExampleRandomAccess

Dim iNumber As Integer

Dim sText As Variant ' Must be a variant

Dim aFile As String

    aFile = "c:\data.txt"

    iNumber = Freefile

    Open aFile For Random As #iNumber Len=32

    Seek #iNumber,1 ' Position at beginning

    Put #iNumber,, "This is the first line of text" ' Fill line with text

    Put #iNumber,, "This is the second line of text"

    Put #iNumber,, "This is the third line of text"

    Seek #iNumber,2

    Get #iNumber,,sText

    Print sText

    Close #iNumber

    iNumber = Freefile

    Open aFile For Random As #iNumber Len=32

    Get #iNumber,2,sText

    Put #iNumber,,"This is a new text"

    Get #iNumber,1,sText

    Get #iNumber,2,sText

    Put #iNumber,20,"This is the text in record 20"

    Print Lof(#iNumber)

    Close #iNumber

End Sub