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How to: Write to Binary Files in Visual Basic
The My.Computer.FileSystem.WriteAllBytes Method writes data to a binary file. If the append parameter is True, it will append the data to the file; otherwise data in the file is overwritten.
If the specified path excluding the file name is not valid, a DirectoryNotFoundException exception will be thrown. If the path is valid but the file does not exist, the file will be created.
To write to a binary file
Use the WriteAllBytes method, supplying the file path and name and the bytes to be written. This example appends the data array CustomerData to the file named CollectedData.dat.
The following conditions may create an exception:
The path is not valid for one of the following reasons: it is a zero-length string; it contains only white space; or it contains invalid characters. (ArgumentException).
The path is not valid because it is Nothing (ArgumentNullException).
The file is in use by another process, or an I/O error occurs (IOException).
The path exceeds the system-defined maximum length (PathTooLongException).
A file or directory name in the path contains a colon (:) or is in an invalid format (NotSupportedException).
The user lacks necessary permissions to view the path (SecurityException).