Line Input # Statement
Reads strings from a sequential file into a variable.
Line Input #FileNumber As Integer, Var As String
FileNumber: Number of the file that contains the data that you want to read. The file must have been opened in advance with the Open statement using the key word READ.
var: The name of the variable that stores the result.
With the Line Input# statement, you can read strings from an open file into a variable. String variables are read line-by-line up to the first carriage return (Asc=13) or linefeed (Asc=10). Line end marks are not included in the resulting string.
Sub ExampleWorkWithAFile Dim iNumber As Integer Dim sLine As String Dim aFile As String Dim sMsg As String aFile = "c:\data.txt" iNumber = Freefile Open aFile For Output As #iNumber Print #iNumber, "This is a line of text" Print #iNumber, "This is another line of text" Close #iNumber iNumber = Freefile Open aFile For Input As iNumber While Not EOF(iNumber) Line Input #iNumber, sLine If sLine <>"" Then sMsg = sMsg & sLine & chr(13) End If Wend Close #iNumber MsgBox sMsg End Sub