Scripting Runtime Library  

ReadLine Method

Reads an entire line (up to, but not including, the newline character) from a TextStream file and returns the resulting string.

object.ReadLine( )

The object argument is always the name of a TextStream object.


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:\\testfile.txt", ForWriting, true);
   f.WriteLine("Hello world!");
   f.WriteLine("JScript is fun");
   f = fso.OpenTextFile("c:\\testfile.txt", ForReading);
   r =  f.ReadLine();
Function ReadLineTextFile
   Const ForReading = 1, ForWriting = 2
   Dim fso, MyFile
   Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
   Set MyFile = fso.OpenTextFile("c:\testfile.txt", ForWriting, True)
   MyFile.WriteLine "Hello world!"
   MyFile.WriteLine "The quick brown fox"
   Set MyFile = fso.OpenTextFile("c:\testfile.txt", ForReading)
   ReadLineTextFile = MyFile.ReadLine    ' Returns "Hello world!"
End Function

See Also

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