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What is Visual Basic.NET equivalent of the PHP "file_get_contents()" function? Is it basically ".ToString()"? Thanks.

asked May 19 '12 at 09:04

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x[string variable/text property etc.] = My.Computer.FileSystem.ReadAllText()

answered May 19 '12 at 09:15

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Cornelia Cornflake

Thank you, so what would "$content = file_get_contents($url);" be?

(May 19 '12 at 09:17) RafalChmiel RafalChmiel's gravatar image

Would it be something like "Url = My.Computer.FileSystem.ReadAllText(Url)" and "Content = Url"? Thanks.

(May 19 '12 at 09:19) RafalChmiel RafalChmiel's gravatar image

Ah, no that would be a whole different kettle of fish. Have a read of this http://www.ozzu.com/programming-forum/can-read-remote-file-t57410.html

(May 19 '12 at 09:28) Cornelia Cornflake Cornelia%20Cornflake's gravatar image

I solved it in another way but thanks anyway.

(May 19 '12 at 10:15) RafalChmiel RafalChmiel's gravatar image

This is the code I used if anyone is interested:

Function GetCSV(ByVal Url)

        Dim Content
        Dim OutputFile


            Dim _WebClient As WebClient = New WebClient
            Dim _Response As Stream = _WebClient.OpenRead(Url)
            Dim _StreamReader As New IO.StreamReader(_Response)

            Content = _StreamReader.ReadToEnd()

        Catch ex As Exception
            Return ex
        End Try

        Content = Replace(Content, "Date,Open,High,Low,Close,Volume,Adj Close", "")
        Content = Trim(Content)
        OutputFile = Content

        Return OutputFile

End Function

answered May 19 '12 at 10:16

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edited May 19 '12 at 10:17

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