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FileSystemObject Object

Provides access to a computer's file system.


The following code illustrates how the FileSystemObject is used to return a TextStream object that can be read from or written to.


// JScript
var fso = new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject");
var a = fso.CreateTextFile("c:\\testfile.txt", true);
a.WriteLine("This is a test.");


' VBScript
Dim fso, MyFile
Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set MyFile = fso.CreateTextFile("c:\testfile.txt", True)
MyFile.WriteLine("This is a test.")

In the example code, the ActiveXObject object is assigned to the FileSystemObject (fso). The CreateTextFile method then creates the file as a TextStream object (a), and the WriteLine method writes a line of text to the created text file. The Close method flushes the buffer and closes the file.


BuildPath Method | CopyFile Method | CopyFolder Method | CreateFolder Method | CreateTextFile Method | DeleteFile Method | DeleteFolder Method | DriveExists Method | FileExists Method | FolderExists Method | GetAbsolutePathName Method | GetBaseName Method | GetDrive Method | GetDriveName Method | GetExtensionName Method | GetFile Method | GetFileVersion Method | GetFileName Method | GetFolder Method | GetParentFolderName Method | GetSpecialFolder Method | GetStandardStream Method | GetTempName Method | MoveFile Method | MoveFolder Method | OpenTextFile Method


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