Scripting Runtime Library  

Line Property

Read-only property that returns the current line number in a TextStream file.


The object is always the name of a TextStream object.


After a file is initially opened and before anything is written, Line is equal to 1.

The following example illustrates the use of the Line property:

function GetLine()
   var fso, f, r
   var ForReading = 1, ForWriting = 2;
   fso = new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
   f = fso.OpenTextFile("c:\\textfile.txt", ForWriting, true)
   f.WriteLine("Hello world!");
   f.WriteLine("JScript is fun");
   f = fso.OpenTextFile("c:\\textfile.txt", ForReading);
   r =   f.ReadAll();
Function GetLine
   Const ForReading = 1, ForWriting = 2
   Dim fso, f, ra
   Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
   Set f = fso.OpenTextFile("c:\testfile.txt", ForWriting, True)
   f.Write "Hello world!" & vbCrLf & "VB Script is fun!" & vbCrLf
   Set f = fso.OpenTextFile("c:\testfile.txt", ForReading)
   ra =   f.ReadAll
   GetLine = f.Line
End Function

See Also

Column Property

Applies To: TextStream Object