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How to: Create a File in Visual Basic 

This example creates an empty text file at the specified path using the Create method in the File class.


Dim file As System.IO.FileStream
file = System.IO.File.Create("c:\test.txt")

Compiling the Code

Use the file variable to write to the file.

Robust Programming

If the file already exists, it is replaced.

The following conditions may cause an exception:


A SecurityException may be thrown in partial-trust environments.

The call to the Create method requires FileIOPermission.

An UnauthorizedAccessException is thrown if the user does not have permission to create the file.

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