Visual Basic for Applications Reference

Visual Studio 6.0

Loc Function

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Returns a Long specifying the current read/write position within an open file.



The required filenumber argument is any valid Integer file number.


The following describes the return value for each file access mode:

Mode Return Value
Random Number of the last record read from or written to the file.
Sequential Current byte position in the file divided by 128. However, information returned by Loc for sequential files is neither used nor required.
Binary Position of the last byte read or written.