# Reading from Files in Visual Basic

This section explains how to perform tasks that are associated with reading from files.

## In This Section

How to: Read from Text Files
Demonstrates how to read from a text file.

How to: Read From Comma-Delimited Text Files
Demonstrates how to read from a delimited text file.

How to: Read From Fixed-width Text Files
Demonstrates how to read from a fixed-width text file.

How to: Read From Text Files with Multiple Formats
Demonstrates how to read from a text file with multiple formats.

How to: Read From Binary Files
Demonstrates how to read from a binary file.

## Reference

FileSystem
Describes the My.Computer.FileSystem object and its members.

Describes the ReadAllText method.

Describes the ReadAllBytes method.

OpenTextFieldParser
Describes the OpenTextFieldParser method.

Describes the OpenTextFileReader method.
Explains how to perform tasks that are associated with My.Computer.Clipboard, such as reading data from or writing data to the Clipboard.
Provides an overview of reading text files with the TextFieldParser object.
Demonstrates how to use the My feature with files and directories.