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FileWidth Function

Assigns an output line width to a file opened using the FileOpen function.

Public Sub FileWidth( _
   FileNumber As Integer, _
   RecordWidth As Integer _


Required. Any valid file number.
Required. Numeric expression in the range 0–255, inclusive, which indicates how many characters appear on a line before a new line is started. If RecordWidth equals 0, there is no limit to the length of a line. The default value for RecordWidth is 0.


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


This example uses the FileWidth function to set the output line width for a file.

Dim i As Integer
FileOpen(1, "TESTFILE", OpenMode.Output) ' Open file for output.
FileWidth(1, 5)   ' Set output line width to 5.
For i = 0 To 9   ' Loop 10 times.
   Print(1, Chr(48 + I))   ' Prints five characters per line.
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

FileOpen Function | Print, PrintLine Functions | IOException Class

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