"TextStream" Class - Input or Output Stream

This section provides a tutorial example on how to use the TextStream class that represents an input or output stream connected to a file. TextStream class is provided in the Scripting Runtime DLL, scrrun.dll.

TextStream: A class representing an input or output stream connected to a file. It offers the following properties and methods:

Here is a sample ASP page to show you how to create and open a text file.

<script language="vbscript" runat="server">
'  text_stream_test.asp
'  Copyright (c) 1999 by Dr. Herong Yang
'  This program shows how to create and open files as text stream 
'  objects.
'
   response.write("<html><body>")
   response.write("<b>Tests on the TextStream class</b>:<br/>")
   ' Getting the FileSystemObject
   set fs = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
   ' Creating a new file for writing
   set out = fs.CreateTextFile("c:\temp\test.txt",true,false)
   out.WriteLine("FirstName=Bill")
   out.WriteLine("LastName=Smith")
   out.WriteLine("Email=bill@com.com")
   out.Close()
   ' Open an existing file for reading
   set inn = fs.OpenTextFile("c:\temp\test.txt",1)
   while inn.AtEndOfStream = false
      line = inn.ReadLine()
      response.write(line & "<br/>")
   wend
   inn.Close()
   response.write("</body></html>")
</script>

Output:

Tests on TextStream class:
FirstName=Bill
LastName=Smith
Email=bill@com.com

Note that:

Last update: 2002.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 ASP (Active Server Pages) Introduction

 IIS (Internet Information Services) 5.0

 MS Script Debugger

 VBScript Language

 ASP Built-in Run-time Objects

 ASP Session

 Creating and Managing Cookies

 Managing Sessions with and without Cookies

scrrun.dll - Scripting Runtime DLL

 What Is scrrun.dll?

 "Dictionary" Class - Collection of Key-Value Pairs

 "FileSystemObject" Class - File System

 "Drive" Class - Disk Drive

 "Folder" Class - File Folder

 "File" Class - File Folder

"TextStream" Class - Input or Output Stream

 Managing Response Header Lines

 Calculation Speed and Response Time

 ADO (ActiveX Data Object) DLL

 Working with MS Access Database

 Guest Book Application Example

 References

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