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TextFieldParser.ReadToEnd Method


Reads the remainder of the text file and returns it as a string.

 System::String ^ ReadToEnd();
public string? ReadToEnd ();
public string ReadToEnd ();
member this.ReadToEnd : unit -> string
Public Function ReadToEnd () As String


The remaining text from the file or stream.


This example uses the ReadToEnd method to read the entire file ParserText.txt and write it to the file Testfile.txt.

Using FileReader As New Microsoft.VisualBasic.FileIO.

    Dim allText As String = FileReader.ReadToEnd
    My.Computer.FileSystem.WriteAllText("C://testfile.txt", allText, True)
End Using

If Testfile.txt does not exist, it is created by the WriteAllText method.


This is an advanced member; it does not show in IntelliSense unless you click the All tab.

If there is nothing more to read because the end of the file has been reached, Nothing is returned.

The ReadToEnd method does not ignore blank lines and comments.

Applies to

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