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I'm assuming you mean you want to separate the lines in a notepad (text) document into an array of lines. Do you need to get the text from an open instance of notepad or is it sufficient to read the text from a file?

If you are reading from a file you can just do

Dim lines() As String = System.IO.File.ReadAllLines(filename)

If you already have a string that you want to separate you can do

Dim lines() As String = Split(text.Replace(vbCr, ""), vbLf)

If you do this instead of just

Dim lines() As String = Split(text, vbCrLf)

then you guarantee that the lines will be parsed whether the lines end with vbLf or vbCrLf.


Or you could simply add the lines directly to the listbox:


Unless you're confused about the difference between a listbox and a multiline textbox, then add the file to a textbox like this:

TextBox1.Lines = IO.File.ReadAllLines("textfile1.txt")

If you need to be selective about which lines to add you can loop through the file with a while loop:

    Dim sr As New IO.StreamReader("textfile1.txt")
    While Not sr.EndOfStream
        Dim tempstr As String = sr.ReadLine
        If tempstr.Contains("abc") Then
        End If
    End While

Edited by tinstaafl

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