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

Parametrat animues

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

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