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
\<emph\>FileNumber:\</emph\> Any integer expression that determines the file number.
\<emph\>Position:\</emph\> For files opened in Random mode, \<emph\>Position\</emph\> is the number of the record that you want to read.
For files opened in Binary mode, \<emph\>Position\</emph\> is the byte position in the file where the reading starts.
If \<emph\>Position\</emph\> 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 REM 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 REM Position at beginning Put #iNumber,, "This is the first line of text" REM 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