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In this chapter, you looked at some of the file functions built in to the VB language, as well as examined how to use INI files in your application. From Visual Basic, you can copy, delete, and rename files; as well as store information in a variety of formats. Although the methods discussed in this chapter do not have the power of a database engine, they are well suited for simple tasks in which you cannot have a lot of extra overhead.

For more information about the topics discussed in this chapter, see the following chapters:

  • To find out additional information about API functions, see Chapter 20, "Accessing the Windows API."

  • If you want to learn about more advanced methods of information storage, see Chapter 24, "Database Basics."

  • To learn more about text file access from a Web browser, see Chapter 30, "Using VBScript."

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