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Exercise: Reading in a text file line by line to accumulate a message
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The text file in the above folder contains a message - your task is to read it in line by line:
The start of the message (you could, of course, just read it manually!).
To achieve this task, first create a reference to the Microsoft Scripting Runtime object library. Now write code to set a string variable to a blank string to begin with, and accumulate text within it as you read in each line. Something like this should do the trick:
'read in the next character's line
NextCharacter = ts.ReadLine
'accumulate this in a string variable
msg = msg & NextCharacter
Obviously you'll need to include this within a loop reading lines in from the text file until you reach the end, and declare all the necessary variables!
If you succeed, your macro should display the meaning of life:
Clearly the message you accumulate and display will be different.
Save your workbook as Solving the mysteries of life.xlsm, then close it down.