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TextFieldParser.ReadToEnd Method

Reads the remainder of the text file and returns it as a string.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualBasic.FileIO
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualBasic (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)

public string ReadToEnd()

Return Value

Type: System.String
The remaining text from the file or stream.

This is an advanced member; it does not show in IntelliSense unless you click the All tab.

If there is nothing more to read because the end of the file has been reached, Nothing is returned.

The ReadToEnd method does not ignore blank lines and comments.

This example uses the ReadToEnd method to read the entire file ParserText.txt and write it to the file Testfile.txt.

Using FileReader As New Microsoft.VisualBasic.FileIO.
    TextFieldParser("C:\ParserText.txt")

    Dim allText As String = FileReader.ReadToEnd
    My.Computer.FileSystem.WriteAllText("C://testfile.txt", allText, True)
End Using

If Testfile.txt does not exist, it is created by the WriteAllText method.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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