fileread

Reads a file.

fileread <file handle> <read byte> <strvar>

Remarks

Reads specified byte data from the file specified by <file handle>.
The data are written into the string variable <strvar>. The file pointer is moved to reading bytes.
If the file pointer reaches the end of the file while reading the data, the system variable "result" is set to 1. Otherwise, "result" is set to zero.
The range of <read byte> argument must be from 1 to 511.

Example

filename = 'foo.txt'

fileopen fp filename 0

:loop
fileread fp 10 data
messagebox data filename
if result goto fclose
goto loop

:fclose
fileclose fp
; Send 32 bytes from a binary file.
filename = 'sample.bin'

fileopen fhandle filename 0
if fhandle == -1 goto the_end

call send_16_bytes      ; send first 16 bytes
fileseek fhandle 16 1   ; seek past next 16 without sending
call send_16_bytes      ; send next (last) 16 bytes
fileclose fhandle
goto the_end
 
;#########################################
:send_16_bytes
    for i 1 16
        fileread fhandle 1 str      ; read one byte at a time so we can detect zero.
        if result == 1 break
        str2code integer str        ; if zero then str will be empty and integer will be set to zero
        ;sprintf 'integer = 0x%02X' integer
        ;messagebox inputstr 'test'
        send integer
    next
return
;#########################################
:the_end

See also