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Visual Basic: A Beginner's Tutorial by Jayden Ky

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Chapter 14

Input/Output

Input/output (I/O) is one of the most common operations performed by  computer programs. Examples of I/O operations include

 

  creating and deleting files

  reading from and writing to a file or network socket

  serializing (or saving) objects to persistent storage and retrieving the saved objects

Support for I/O has been available since .NET Framework 1.0 in the form of the System.IO namespace and its subnamespaces. This chapter presents topics based on functionality and selects the most important members of System.IO namespace.

File and directory handling and manipulation are the first topic in this chapter. Here you learn how to create and delete files and directories as well as manipulate their attributes. ...

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