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I want to read text from .doc file ''Which is contain some email address like '' and write into .text file in same format .

for this I had code as following.. to read data into binary and write into text file as text after convert into text , but it is not giving me correct response.
What is wrong with it please guide........

Dim FILE_NAME As String = C:\Users\Owner\Documents\test.Doc

Dim StringReader() As String

Dim finStream1 As New IO.FileStream(FILE_NAME, IO.FileMode.Open, IO.FileAccess.Read)
Dim fStream1 As New IO.FileStream("C:\Users\prakash\Desktop\EmailTEst.text, IO.FileMode.Create, IO.FileAccess.Write)

Dim br As New IO.BinaryReader(finStream1, System.Text.Encoding.UTF8)
Dim bw As New IO.StreamWriter(fStream1)
Dim byteRead As Byte
br.BaseStream.Seek(3, IO.SeekOrigin.Begin)
Dim strstring As String = ""
While br.ReadByte > 0
byteRead = br.ReadByte
strstring = strstring & Char.ConvertFromUtf32(byteRead)
End While

Thanks for your advice to improve my question.
Updated 17-Jul-12 21:20pm
Karthik Harve 18-Jul-12 2:58am    
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OriginalGriff 18-Jul-12 3:01am    
"it is not giving me correct response"
Is not very helpful. we don't know what it is giving, or what you expect it to give.
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it won't - doc files aren't stored in a readable form

You'll have to use word automation - example here Word Automation using VB.NET - Part I[^]
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ParkashKaur 18-Jul-12 3:48am    
Thanks for your advice it is quit help full for me.

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