FileToString Function

Returns the entire contents of a file as a single string


Number Type Compulsory Default Description
1 string Yes File name
2 string No 'auto' Encoding
3 string No Function returns an empty vector on failure if this argiment is not supplied Default output in the event of failure

Argument 2

Character encoding assumed for input file. May be any value returned by the function GetCodecNames . Examples include:

  • 'utf-8' UTF8 encoding. This is the encoding used internally and for output
  • 'utf-16' UTF16 also known as UCS-2
  • 'Shift-JIS' Commonly used on Japanese systems

In addition the following special values may be used:

  • 'locale' uses the default encoding for the system's locale
  • 'auto' uses 'utf-8' if successful. Otherwise uses 'locale'

Argument 3

Default output in the event of failure


Return type: String

String containing contents of file