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Recently I worked with data temporary stored in a txt file.  As the files were not present all the time at the location, the code should first check if a required file exists.
Two different ways were used based on other requirements not included here. 

1. If more than one file is present, search for the most recent one (in this case, the one that was created today.)

docpath = ConfigurationManager.AppSettings("FileLocation")
        filename = "testFile.txt"
        filescount = System.IO.Directory.GetFiles(docpath, filename)
        If filescount.Length > 0 Then
            For i = 0 To filescount.Length - 1
                ExistingFile = System.IO.File.GetLastWriteTime(filescount(i))
                If ExistingFile.Substring(0, 10) = Today Then
                End If
        End If

2. If a specific file exists, read the file, and add values to a newly crated list of objects.

dim docpath as String = string.empty
  dim filename as String = string.Empty
  docpath = ConfigurationManager.AppSettings("FileLocation")
  filename = "testFile.txt"
  Dim Exists As Boolean = My.Computer.FileSystem.FileExists(docpath & filename)

            If Exists = True Then
                Dim FileText As String = My.Computer.FileSystem.ReadAllText(docpath & filename)
                Dim textLine As String()
                textLine = FileText.Split(Trim(CChar(Environment.NewLine)))
                If textLine.Length > 1 Then
                            For i = 0 To textLine.GetUpperBound(0)
                                If textLine(i).Trim().Length > 0 Then
                                End If
                            Next i
                        End If
                    End If
                End If
            End If

Posted on Monday, December 5, 2011 4:41 PM Visual Studio | Back to top

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