Copy a file from the server to the local system.
- A string that specifies the name of the file that will be
created on the local system. The file pathing and name conventions
must be that of the local host.
- A string that specifies specifies the name of the file on the
server. You must have permission to open this file for
reading. This is an optional argument; if it is omitted, the value
of the Resource property will be used. It is also
permissible to specify a complete URL and the file will be
downloaded from that location.
- An optional integer argument that specifies the byte offset
where the file transfer will begin. This argument is only valid for
FTP servers, and is used to resume interrupted transfers.
A value of zero is returned if the method succeeds. Otherwise,
a non-zero error code is returned which indicates the cause of the
The GetFile method copies an existing file from the remote
system to the local system. If the local file already exists, it is
Not all servers support the ability to restart a file
transfer. Notably, a Windows IIS server may return an error if a
non-zero restart offset is specified. It is not recommended that you
restart text file transfers since differences between end-of-line
characters can result in byte offset differences between the local
and server system.
If the AppendFile property is true, then the contents of
RemoteFile will be appended to the contents of LocalFile,
if it exists. Otherwise, the contents of RemoteFile will
overwrite the contents of LocalFile.
A byte offset cannot be specified using the
freeware version of this component. Restarting a file transfer is only
supported with the commercial version of SocketTools.
nError = FileTransfer1.GetFile(strLocalFile, strRemoteFile)
If nError > 0 Then
MsgBox FileTransfer1.LastErrorString, vbExclamation