My new project is to modify an application developed by a consultant who is currently in India, i.e. unavailable. I've looked at all the existing code and I'm OK with it, with the exception of a couple of symbols as shown below. Since the function they're in is relatively short, I've copied it in its entirety in the interest of context.
Function GetText(sFile As String) As String ' Dim nSourceFile As Integer, sText As String ''Close any open text files Close ''Get the number of the next free text file nSourceFile = FreeFile ''Write the entire file to sText Open sFile For Input As #nSourceFile sText = Input$(LOF(1), 1) Close GetText = sText End Function
The mystery characters are the crosshatch in the line . . .
. . .and the dollar sign in the next line down.
I've literally scoured the internet, including MSDN of course, and came up with zilch in VBA code. A lot of you folks have been at this a lot longer than I have, so I'm hoping one of you has come across at least one of these symbols and can tell me what they mean. If so, I'll appreciate it greatly.