SEEK (Function)


Gets the position of the next read/write operation for a file or device

Syntax:
declare function Seek ( byval filenum as long ) as longint

Parameters:
filenum
file number of an open file

Return Value:
The file position where the next read or write operation will take place.

Description:
The position is given in records if the file was opened in Random access mode, in bytes in any other case. The file position returned is 1-based, so the first record of a file is 1.

The Seek statement is used to set the position of the next read or write operation.

Examples:
Dim f As Integer, position As Integer

f = FreeFile
Open "file.ext" For Binary As #f

position = Seek(f)

Close #f


Differences from QB:
See also:
Back to File I/O Functions
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