Scripting Runtime Library  

Column Property

Read-only property that returns the column number of the current character position in a TextStream file.


The object is always the name of a TextStream object.


After a newline character has been written, but before any other character is written, Column is equal to 1.

The following examples illustrates the use of the Column property:

function GetColumn()
   var fso, f, m;
   var ForReading = 1, ForWriting = 2;
   fso = new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject");
   f = fso.OpenTextFile("c:\\testfile.txt", ForWriting, true);
   f.Write("Hello World!");
   f = fso.OpenTextFile("c:\\testfile.txt", ForReading);
   m = f.ReadLine();
Function GetColumn
   Const ForReading = 1, ForWriting = 2
   Dim fso, f, m
   Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
   Set f = fso.OpenTextFile("c:\testfile.txt", ForWriting, True)
   f.Write "Hello world!" 
   Set f = fso.OpenTextFile("c:\testfile.txt", ForReading)
   m =   f.ReadLine
   GetColumn = f.Column
End Function

See Also

Line Property

Applies To: TextStream Object