Visual Basic for Applications Reference

Visual Studio 6.0

TextStream Object

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Facilitates sequential access to file.


TextStream.{property | method}

The property and method arguments can be any of the properties and methods associated with the TextStream object. Note that in actual usage TextStream is replaced by a variable placeholder representing the TextStream object returned from the FileSystemObject.


In the following code, a is the TextStream object returned by the CreateTextFile method on the FileSystemObject:

Set fs = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set a = fs.CreateTextFile("c:\testfile.txt", True)
a.WriteLine("This is a test.")

WriteLine and Close are two methods of the TextStream Object.