How to: Retrieve the Contents of the My Documents Directory in Visual Basic
The SpecialDirectories object can be used to read from many of the All Users directories, such as My Documents or Desktop.
To read from the My Documents folder
ReadAllTextmethod to read the text from each file in a specific directory. The following code specifies a directory and file and then uses
ReadAllTextto read them into the string named
Dim path As String Dim patients As String path = My.Computer.FileSystem.SpecialDirectories.MyDocuments & "\" & "Patients.txt" patients = My.Computer.FileSystem.ReadAllText(path)