ReadAllText

Returns the contents of a text file as a String.


Syntax

FileSystem.ReadAllText(File)

FileSystem.ReadAllText(File, Encoding)


Parameters


File

String, input



Name and path of the file to read.


Encoding

Character encoding to use in reading the file. Default is UTF-8


Remarks


Encoding



ASCII

Gets an encoding for the ASCII (7-bit) character set.


Unicode

Gets an encoding for the UTF-16 format using the little endian byte order.


UTF32

Gets an encoding for the UTF-32 format using the little endian byte order.


UTF7

Gets an encoding for the UTF-7 format.


UTF8

Gets an encoding for the UTF-8 format.



Examples


This example reads the contents of the specified file into a string and displays it in a message box:


Sub Main()

MsgBox FileSystem.ReadAllText("C:\Users\Public\My Directory\Test.txt")

End Sub


This example reads the contents of the specified ASCII file into a string and displays it in a message box:


Sub Main()

MsgBox FileSystem.ReadAllText("C:\Users\Public\My Directory\Test.txt", Encoding.ASCII)

End Sub