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VB.NET Language in a Nutshell, Second Edition by Steven Roman PhD, Paul Lomax, Ron Petrusha

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Name

Print, PrintLine Procedures

Class

Microsoft.VisualBasic.FileSystem

Syntax

Print(filenumber, [outputlist(  )])

PrintLine(filenumber, [outputlist(  )])
filenumber (required; Integer)

Any valid file number.

outputlist (optional; Parameter array)

A comma-separated list of expressions to output to a file.

outputlist can be either a scalar variable, a list of comma-delimited expressions, or a parameter array. Its comma-delimited expressions or parameter array can include the following:

Spc(n) (optional)

Insert n space characters before expression.

Tab(n) (optional)

Position the insertion point either at the next print zone (by omitting n) or at column number (n).

expression (optional; any)

The data expression to output.

Description

Outputs formatted data to a disk file opened for Append or Output

Rules at a Glance

  • Print and PrintLine are identical, except that PrintLine advances to the next line after printing.

  • The Tab( n ) argument does not actually insert any tab characters (Chr(9)); instead, it fills the space from the end of the last expression to column n (or to the start of the next print zone) with space characters.

  • The Print procedure uses the locale settings of the current system to format dates, times, and numbers, using the correct separators.

  • outputlist can be either a comma-separated list of expressions or a parameter array.

Example

The following code shows how to use the Print procedure to write to a file using both a comma-separated list of arguments and a parameter array: ...

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