ADO ReadText Method

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The ReadText method is used to read the entire stream, a line, or a specified number of characters from a text Stream object and returns the resulting data as a string.

Note: This method is only used with text Stream objects, for binary Stream objects, use the Read method.


str=objStream.ReadText numchars

Parameter Description
numchars Optional. The number of characters to read from the file, or a StreamReadEnum value. Default is adReadAll

If you have specified more than the number of characters left in the Stream, only the character remaining are returned

StreamReadEnum Values

Constant Value Description
adReadAll -1 Default. Reads all characters from the stream, from the current position to EOS
adReadLine -2 Reads the next line from the stream

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