Visual Basic for Applications Reference
Creates a specified file name and returns a TextStream object that can be used to read from or write to the file.
The CreateTextFile method has these parts:
|object||Required. Always the name of a FileSystemObject or Folder object.|
|filename||Required. String expression that identifies the file to create.|
|overwrite||Optional. Boolean value that indicates if an existing file can be overwritten. The value is True if the file can be overwritten; False if it can't be overwritten. If omitted, existing files are not overwritten.|
|unicode||Optional. Boolean value that indicates whether the file is created as a Unicode or ASCII file. The value is True if the file is created as a Unicode file; False if it's created as an ASCII file. If omitted, an ASCII file is assumed.|
The following code illustrates how to use the CreateTextFile method to create and open a text file:
Sub CreateAfile Set fs = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject") Set a = fs.CreateTextFile("c:\testfile.txt", True) a.WriteLine("This is a test.") a.Close End Sub
If the overwrite argument is False, or is not provided, for a filename that already exists, an error occurs.