SEEK (Statement)


Sets the position of the next read/write operation on a file

Syntax:
Seek [#]filenum, position

Parameters:
filenum
file number of an opened a file
position
the new position for i/o operations

Description:
Sets the position at which the next read or write operation on a file will occur.

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

The Seek function is used to get the position of the next read or write operation.

Examples:
' e.g. if you want to skip to the 100th byte in the file for reading/writing:

Dim f As Integer

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

Seek f, 100

Close #f


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