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VBScript in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition by Ron Petrusha, Matt Childs, Paul Lomax

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Name

TextStream.Skip Method

Syntax

                  oTextStreamObj
                  .Skip (Characters)
oTextStreamObj

Use: Required

Data Type: TextStream object

Any property or object variable returning a readable TextStream object.

NoOfChars

Use: Required

Data Type: Long

Number of characters to skip when reading.

Availability

R

Description

Ignores the next Characters characters when reading from a text file or input stream.

Rules at a Glance

  • As a result of the skip operation, the file pointer is placed at the character immediately following the last skipped character.

  • The Skip method is available only for input streams—that is, for files or streams opened in ForReading mode.

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