Assembly: Microsoft.VisualBasic (in microsoft.visualbasic.dll)
For more detailed information, see the Visual Basic topic OpenMode Enumeration.
When you call file access–related functions, you can use enumeration members in your code in place of the actual values.
The OpenMode enumeration defines constants used to set file access modes. The following table lists the OpenMode enumeration members.
Input, Output, and Append are used when sequentially accessing files, such as text files, while Binary is used for binary file access and Random for random file access.
When sequentially accessing a file, you cannot change its data. You can read the data, append to it, or overwrite it with new data. If you open it for input, the contents of the file will be overwritten, even if you do not directly write to the file.
When performing file I/O operations, the My.Computer.FileSystem object provides greater performance and ease of use than legacy file I/O methods. For more information, see My.Computer.FileSystem Object.
Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition
The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.