Scripting Runtime Library  

ReadAll Method

Reads an entire TextStream file and returns the resulting string.

object.ReadAll( );

The object is always the name of a TextStream object.


For large files, using the ReadAll method wastes memory resources. Other techniques should be used to input a file, such as reading a file line by line.

The following example illustrates the use of the ReadAll method:

function GetEverything()
   var fso, f;
   var ForReading = 1, ForWriting = 2;
   fso = new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject");
   f = fso.OpenTextFile("c:\\testfile.txt", ForWriting, true);
   f = fso.OpenTextFile("c:\\testfile.txt", ForReading);
Function ReadAllTextFile
   Const ForReading = 1, ForWriting = 2
   Dim fso, f
   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)
   ReadAllTextFile =   f.ReadAll
End Function

See Also

Read Method | ReadLine Method | Skip Method | SkipLine Method
Applies To: TextStream Object