There's one thing that I want to ask. How can I get the whole line of text that contain a string in Visual Basic 2010?
MyText.txt file contains:
Configurations: Name: Fariz Luqman Age: 78 My Favourite Fruit: Lemon, Apple, Banana My IPv4 Address: 10.6.0.5 My Car: Ferrari
In Visual Basic, I want to get the whole line of text that contain the string "Banana" and print it in the textbox so it will display in that textbox:
My Favourite Fruit: Lemon, Apple, Banana
Why am I doing this? Because the text file is being appended and the line number is random. The contents is also random because the texts is generated by Visual Basic. The text "Banana" can be in line 1, line 2 or can be in any line so how can I get the whole line of text that contain certain string?
Thank you in advance!
You can do this easily all in one line with LINQ:
TextBox1.Text = File.ReadAllLines("MyText.txt").FirstOrDefault(Function(x) x.Contains("Banana"))
However, if the file is rather large, that's not particularly efficient, since it will read the whole file into memory before searching for the line. If you want to make it stop loading the file once it finds the line, could use the
StreamReader, like this:
Using reader As New StreamReader("Test.txt") While Not reader.EndOfStream Dim line As String = reader.ReadLine() If line.Contains("Banana") Then TextBox1.Text = line Exit While End If End While End Using