Visual Basic | Lists exercise | Import a list of threats to world peace from a text file

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Software ==> Visual Basic  (46 exercises)
Version ==> Any version of VB
Topic ==> Lists  (3 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Subject ==> Visual Basic training
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Create a new form which:

  • creates a new list to contain threats to world peace;
  • opens the text file called Threats.txt in the folder above, for reading; and
  • reads through it line by line, adding each line to the list you've created

Here's what you should see after running your program:

List of threats

Here we've used a list box to hold the imported threats, sorted into alphabetical order, but it doesn't matter how you choose to display the information.


When you've got this working, you could spend an idle moment wondering how you would change this list to make it more realistic.  For example, should beetroot be on the list too? 

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