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How to go back to previous line. For example currently i am reading the "line5:" in below case, agian i want to start the reading from "Line 2:". I have a question like how to go back to line 2.

Line 1: --- To do something----
Line 2: --- To do something----
Line 3: --- To do something----
Line 4: --- To do something----
Line 5: --- To do something----
Line 6: --- To do something----
Line 7: --- To do something----
CHill60 21-Feb-13 6:36am    
Your question needs clarifying. Try using the Improve question link to add some detail - for example post the code that you are using to read the file

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If the files that will be read are not extra large files and are delimited by CRLF, you can use the ReadAllText method to read the entire file into a string and Strings.Split to create an array of Type String where each element of the array is a row of the file.
Dim arrFileContents() As String = Strings.Split( _
     My.Computer.FileSystem.ReadAllText( _
     "C:\bat\RestoreSQL.log"), vbCrLf)

Dim intMaxIndex as Integer = arrFileContents.GetUpperBound(0) ' The highest index of the array
Dim intFileRows as Integer = arrFileContents.GetUpperBound(0) + 1 ' The number of rows in the file
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