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EOF Function

Returns a Boolean value True when the end of a file opened for Random or sequential Input has been reached.

Public Function EOF(ByVal FileNumber As Integer) As Boolean


Required. An Integer containing any valid file number.


Exception type Error number Condition
IOException 52 FileNumber does not exist.
IOException 54 File mode is invalid.


Use EOF to avoid the error generated by attempting to get input past the end of a file.

The EOF function returns False until the end of the file has been reached. With files opened for Random or Binary access, EOF returns False until the last executed FileGet function is unable to read an entire record.

With files opened for Binary access, an attempt to read through the file using the Input function until EOF returns True generates an error. Use the LOF and Loc functions instead of EOF when reading binary files with Input, or use Get when using the EOF function. With files opened for Output, EOF always returns True.


This example uses the EOF function to detect the end of a file. This example assumes that TESTFILE is a text file with a few lines of text.

Dim TextLine As String
FileOpen(1, "TESTFILE", OpenMode.Input)   ' Open file.
Do While Not EOF(1)   ' Loop until end of file.
   TextLine = LineInput(1)   ' Read line into variable.
   Debug.WriteLine(TextLine)   ' Print to the Command window.
FileClose(1)   ' Close file.

Smart Device Developer Notes

This function is not supported.


Namespace: Microsoft.VisualBasic

Module: FileSystem

Assembly: Microsoft Visual Basic .NET Runtime (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)

See Also

FileGet Function | Loc Function | LOF Function | FileOpen Function | IOException Class