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ASP OpenAsTextStream Method


File Object Reference Complete File Object Reference

The OpenAsTextStream method opens the specified file and returns a TextStream object to access the file.

Syntax

FileObject.OpenAsTextStream(mode,format)

Parameter Description
mode Optional. How to open the file.
  • 1 = ForReading - Open a file for reading. You cannot write to this file
  • 2 = ForWriting - Open a file for writing
  • 8 = ForAppending - Open a file and write to the end of the file
format Optional. The format of the file.
  • 0 = TristateFalse - Default. Open the file as ASCII
  • -1 = TristateTrue - Open the file as Unicode
  • -2 = TristateUseDefault - Open the file using the system default 

Example

<%
dim fs,f,ts
set fs=Server.CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set f=fs.GetFile("c:\test.txt")
Set ts=f.OpenAsTextStream(ForWriting)
ts.Write("Hello World!")
ts.Close

Set ts=f.OpenAsTextStream(ForReading)
Response.Write(ts.ReadAll)
ts.Close
set ts=nothing
set f=nothing
set fs=nothing
%>

Output:

Hello World!


File Object Reference Complete File Object Reference

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